DDIInstanceType

Package: 
Is Abstract: 
no
Is Pattern: 
no
Definition: 

DDIInstance is the top-level publication wrapper for any DDI document. All DDI content published as XML (with the exception of a Fragment intended for transmission) has DDIInstance as its top level structure. In addition to a citation and coverage statement for the instance, the DDIInstance can contain a Group, ResourcePackage, LocalHoldingPackage or StudyUnit. Additional OtherMaterial content may be added but in general OtherMaterial should be listed in the maintainable object containing the objects the OtherMaterial is related to. The instance can provide an applicable DDIProfile either in-line or by reference and can contain overall translation information.

Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
Citation
0..1
Citation for the Instance. Note that the citation is optional, because the DDI Instance may contain only reusable component pieces of metadata sets, which are not directly concerned with a single study or studies.
OtherMaterial
0..n
External materials related to the DDI Instance that have not been included in any maintainables contained within the instance.
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
Coverage
This element contains descriptions of temporal, geographic and topical coverage. At the instance level these descriptions should be inclusive of the coverage of all modules in the instance. The element is available within individual modules and can be used to refine the coverage to that of the individual module.
0..1
Group
A publication of a Group of StudyUnits in-line.
0..n
ResourcePackage
A publication of a set of maintainables (modules or schemes) intended for reuse between studies in-line.
0..n
LocalHoldingPackage
A publication package containing a deposited publication as well as local value added or processing information in-line.
0..n
StudyUnit
A publication of a study unit representing the purpose, background, development, data capture, and data products related to a study in-line.
0..n
DDIProfile
A DDIProfile applicable to the instance.
0..n
TranslationInformation
TranslationInformation contains information about the translation of the content of the DDI Instance. This includes human-readable information about which language(s) are involved in the translation.
0..1

Stage:

DDI 3.2: 
ddi:DDIInstanceType
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