All information in Colectica is built on foundational information such as concepts, code lists, and classifications.

Concepts describe the basic ideas being explored by a study. By defining the concepts behind your study, you can more easily create well-organized documentation. Sharing concepts among multiple studies enables quick, painless data harmonization.

Concept Concept
An abstract idea or general notion
Category Category
A class of people or things
CodeList Code List
A list of categories, each with an assigned value
Universe Universe
A population being studied
Organization Organization
An institution, company, or other group