[CM: Metadata is a general term for data that in some sense describes information. The information so described may be information represented in a computer system; for example, in the form of files,databases, running program instances, and so on. Alternatively, the information may beembodied in some system, with the metadata being a description of some aspect of the system such as a part of its design.
Within the CIMI clinical model repository, metadata will be recorded about each clinical information model, including the originating organisation, authors, date created/updated, requirements, purpose, use, misuse, versioning information, implementations and general comments.
(OMG CWM Specification )]