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MoReq2 - Update and extension of the

Model Requirements for the Management of Electronic Records

MoReq2 addresses the impact of technological change and the development of new standards and best practice since the publication of the original Model Requirements for the management of electronic records (MoReq) in 2001.

The updated specification includes a metadata model and xml schema and was written specifically to support the execution of independent compliance testing. To this end a suite of compliance tests were developed in parallel with the model requirements themselves.

The development of MoReq2 was overseen by the Secretariat General of the European Commission working closely with the DLM Forum. MoReq2 was prepared with financing from the European Union's IDABC programme.


Model Requirements for the management of electronic records. Update and extension, 2008:
Moreq2 publication pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] - Microsoft Word version msw8 - 4 MB [4 MB]

Appendix 9 - The MoReq2 metadata model pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] - Microsoft Word version msw8 - 3 MB [3 MB]

Because of its length and to ease cross referencing, the metadata model is published separately as Appendix 9.


The purpose of the test framework is to provide a consistent means to verify compliance with MoReq2:

Introduction pdf - 134 KB [134 KB]
Test modules zip - 8 MB [8 MB]

For more information on MoReq see the website of the DLM Forum