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Sep 25 2020 - 11:14am
Want to learn more and share about how CEDAR makes the tedious work of metadata entry easier? This introductory trifold explains to the naive user who we are, what we do, and how we make metadata entry smarter and faster so researchers have more time to do what they do best – research.  
We are pleased to announce release 1.5.0 of the CEDAR Workbench. Repository Model Update and Validation We have made minor updates to our repository model. The latest model document can be found here; Appendix C in this document contains the updates to the model made since the last release. We also made significant model validation extensions to... Read More
As you use CEDAR, you may notice its address on the web has changed!  We've moved the CEDAR Workbench application from, to You may not notice this change, because we're automatically forwarding from the old .net address via a (301) redirect. So any browser accesses should redirect... Read More
Shows ability to enter default value
Now we're talking! CEDAR added two significant features this month, and other work 'under the covers'.    Big (Visible) Features in This Release: Spreadsheets and Better Fields Spreadsheets at Last One of our most-requested features is spreadsheet support. We have taken the first step toward this goal, releasing a spreadsheet-based display of... Read More
CEDAR made an appearance at the 2017 Stanford Big Data in Biomedicine Conference May 24-25 where Debra Willrett presented her poster on "Finding and Reusing Biomedical Datasets using CEDAR Metadata Repository and Tools". You can view Debra and the CEDAR team's poster here: Read More
Dr. Daniel Cooper coordinates many of the scientific challenges submitting data to the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS) Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC). In this role he has been instrumental in defining and guiding CEDAR adoption and integration in the LINCS DCIC framework. Recently Dr. Cooper... Read More
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Our latest release of the CEDAR Workbench adds sophisticated semantic features, and a number of other improvements.    Features in This Release Property Annotations: CEDAR now allows metadata templates to be annotated with property URIs from BioPortal, allowing CEDAR metadata templates to express complex relationships between template components.... Read More
Shows the metadata editor's entry for the Research Publication element
Today’s release of the CEDAR Workbench is version 1.0.6, and it offers a number of new capabilities. Features in This Release Template and Element Type Annotations: Template creators can now add one or more class types to templates and elements. (This is like the previous feature adding types to fields.) These types can be selected from publicly... Read More
CEDAR version 1.0.0, our first production level version of CEDAR has been released! The new release includes a much-improved user experience with the latest metadata editor, and a lot of behind-the-scenes improvements to increase CEDAR's readiness for prime time. We confess, we actually released this version of CEDAR at the end of February, but... Read More
The 2017 10th International Biocuration Conference was held March 26-29 at Stanford University where our very own Marcos Martinez-Romero won 2nd place for best poster! Congratulations to Marcos and the CEDAR team! Below is a list of our CEDAR team posters that were presented during meeting: Marcos Martinez Romero (poster): https://metadatacenter.... Read More