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What is the CDER Library?

The Common Data Element Repository (CDER) Library was jointly authorized by the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in June 2014, to facilitate implementation of the DATA Act and encourage use of common data standards.  OMB assigned the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide tactical leadership for the DATA Act Section 5 Grants Pilot; CDER Library is part of the Pilot, and was designed to serve as an authorized source of data elements and data definitions used by the Federal government in agency interactions with the public. Initially populated with financial assistance information, the repository is designed to include data standards that have been approved through implementation of the DATA Act. CDER Library is managed by HHS in its role as executing agent for the OMB Section 5 Grants Pilot.