StudySeries

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

A collection of studies which can be structured as a simple sequence, or with a more complex structure.

Explanatory Notes: 

A set of studies may be defined in many ways. A study may be repeated over time. One or more studies may attempt to replicate an earlier study. The StudySeries allows for the description of the relationships among a set of studies.

A simple ordered or unordered sequence of studies can be described via the "contains StudyIndicator" property. More complex relationships among studies may also be described using the optional "isStructuredBy StudyRelationsStructure".

Example: 
An annual series of surveys.
Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
name
0..n
The name of the series as a whole
overview
0..1
A general descriptive overview of the series.
type
0..1
Whether the collection is a bag or a set: a bag is a collection with duplicates allowed, a set is a collection without duplicates.
purpose
0..1
Explanation of the intent of some decision or object. Supports the use of multiple languages and structured text.
contains
0..n
Allows for the identification of the member and optionally provides an index for the member within an ordered array
isOrdered
0..1
If members are ordered set to true, if unordered set to false.
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
realizes
A StudySeries can contain multiple Studies, or even StudySeries
0..n
1..1
Neither
isStructuredBy
Description of a complex structure for the Collection. A collection may be structured in more than one way for different uses
0..n
0..n
Neither
definingConcept
The conceptual basis for the collection of members.
0..n
0..n
Neither

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Comments

remove the two object properties and add a relationship seriesStatement which includes a citation and coverage for the series.

How does a Study Series differ from a Series Statement? Could one simply have a relationship to a Series Statement from a Study indicating that it is part of that series. 0..n as it may be part of multiple series. I think this might put it more closely in line with Codebook and Lifecycle

indicating that a study (or any other annotated object) is a member of a series can be done using isPartOf relation type in annotation. The description of a StudySeries (here) is a collection and describes its member in the manner of the collection pattern