Data Model

An abstract representation which organises data fields in a relational manner to define the relationships between them and to identify how they relate to the characteristics of the real “objects”. When this representation becomes widely applied, shared and accepted by stakeholders, it may become a standard data model e.g. ISO/CEN. A data model is made of fields which can be filled using free text, standard and/or measurement terminologies (as per Section 8.6 of HMA/EMA Joint Task Force on Big Data – Interim (Phase I) Report, February 2019)

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