CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
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Term
Data consumer
Term extension
Data and metadata exchange
Definition
Entity that uses data.
Context
An organisation can play a number of organisation roles. In the SDMX information model, three roles are identified at present: Data Provider; Data Consumer; Maintenance Agency. The Data Consumer is relevant for data and reference metadata dissemination. Such systems may require access control. The data consumer can be linked to the Dataflows and Metadataflows via a Provision Agreement thus enabling a dissemination system to validate which consumers have access to which data and reference metadata.
Remark
This concept was also part of the SDMX Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV), as published in SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines (COG), annex 4 "Metadata Common Vocabulary", in 2009 (http://www.sdmx.org). In February 2016 the Metadata Common Vocabulary was replaced by the SDMX Glossary 2016.
Source
SDMX Glossary 2016
Hyperlink
https://sdmx.org/wp-content/uploads/SDMX_Glossary_Version_1_0_February_2016.docx
Statistical theme(s)
  • SPECIALISED GLOSSARY - SDMX Glossary 2016
  • Metadata
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