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:
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.
Data elements are the fields from forms and online data collections. Locate data elements by data element name, field label, definition, form name, source and category.
Forms in the CDER Library include OMB-approved paper and electronic forms and online data collections. Locate and view forms by name, OMB control number, expiration date, agency owner.