Terminology

Dataset

A dataset is the most basic element of Redivis. It represents a conceptual group of data and its cataloging information. In most cases, this data will be uploaded into Redivis in one or more tables of data along with the corresponding metadata. The goal of Redivis is to locate datasets of interest, and either work with them in a project or download them directly.

Organization

An organization is an entity that hosts and manages data with Redivis. An organization is composed of administrators who curate the organization's data resources and manage how their data is made accessible to the Redivis community.

Project

A project is a sequential arrangement of datasets, transforms, and tables created by a user to query data. This is the main way to work with data on Redivis.

Workspace

Your workspace is your private page where you can create datasets and projects, find information you've been working with, and manage your profile information.

Requirement

A requirement is a type of submission from a user to an organization administrator. These are assigned to datasets by administrators to manage a user's access to data. A user only needs to fill out a requirement once, and its information will be applied everywhere.

Usually administrators will include a form in the submission for users to provide information relating to their access. Requirements can be approved or rejected by administrators, which will affect their access to datasets in a permission group which uses the requirement.

Study

A study combines access controls for multiple users and datasets, allowing for all of these users to gain access to the listed datasets around a particular research question or investigation.

Null

The absence of a value in a table. Null values are not included in Count or Distinct calculations in the statistics panel, but can be filtered on in transforms.