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Cogence

A tool created for the purpose of efficiently collecting, cleaning, and disseminating data. The word is a combination of "collaborative" (or "collective" or "cooperative") and "intelligence".

Curator

The organization or person who maintains the metadata describing data for the Cogence community.

Database

A list of related data sets from a common concept space. The data sets may be, but are not limited to, unique versions of the same data set (e.g., additional or modified values) or unique partitions of a larger data set (e.g., a sequence of years of collected data).

Data Set

A set of files or links to files.

License

Describes how a data set may be used.

Originator

The organization or person who collected or created a data set.

Profile

A publicly-accessible description of an organization or person.

Story

An interpretation of a data set or data sets so as to convey its meaning / significance.