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Guide for Registry Providers and Application Developers

This page represents a draft of a comprehensive guide for registry providers as well as application developers wishing to access registries from with their applications. The goal is collect and share tips and recommendations that promote good interoperability.


  • RegistryGuideIntro -- an introduction to the Registry framework
  • RegistryGuideSpecs -- an index of relevent Registry Specifications
  • RegistryGuideCreating -- Information on creating a new registry and making it available to the VO, including:
    • pointer to a software index
    • recommendations for formatting records
    • testing the registry interfaces
    • making the registry available.
  • RegistryGuideHarvesting -- Information on collecting registry records from other registries
    • recommended harvesting process
    • pointers to software
  • RegistryGuidePublishing
  • RegistryGuideCuration -- Care and Feeding of a Registry
    • setting validationLevel values
    • service validation services
    • incorporating automated service validation
    • recommended curation practices
  • RegistryGuideSearching -- How to support interoperable registry searching
    • finding searchable registries
    • recommended searches
  • RegistryGuideSuggestions -- a page to insert your own suggestions for things to include somewhere in this guide.

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Topic revision: r4 - 2013-05-16 - GretchenGreene
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