Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between metadata.healthdata.be and fair.healthdata.be?
  • metadata.healthdata.be is an internal data-entry application intended for authenticated users to enter / edit / manage information and metadata about Belgian healthcare-related databases / data collections.
     
  • fair.healthdata.be is a public open data platform exposing healthcare-related metadata / datasets based from different external sources, making them browsable, searchable and interconnected. One of such external sources being metadata.healthdata.be.
I am manager of a Belgian healthcare-related database or data collection. How can I expose information about my database to the public?

The information (metadata) about your project / data collection should be entered on metadata.healthdata.be. To do so, first you need to request an account. After review and approval by healthdata coordinators the information about your data collection / project will automatically be published on fair.healtdata.be under the source Metadata (Action point 18 of the Belgian Roadmap eHealth (AP18))