The Common Data Element Repository (CDER) Library is an online searchable repository of federal government program data elements/terms, definitions, and attributes. The 4 founding principles of the CDER Library are:
- Provide framework for, and access to, agreed-upon data standards
- Improve federal data transparency
- Promote consistency of federal business elements/terms, definitions, attributes
- Assist the Federal Government in Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) processing
Initiate a new form/information collection (IC) using harmonized data elements/terms from OMB-approved forms to support faster Paperwork Reduction Act approvals. Download field-level documentation to support information system interoperability.