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In order to harmonise and standardise the codes and the associated labels used in the Publications Office and on inter-institutional level in the context of the data exchange between the institutions involved in the legal decision-making process, a number of Named Authority Lists (NALs) have been defined. These NALs are also known as (Common) Authority Tables (CATs), controlled vocabularies or value lists.

The following NALs are maintained in the Metadata Registry:

1. List of available tables

If you click on the links, the last published version of the table will be displayed in different formats.

The released NAL versions are available as well as datasets on the European Union Open Data Portal (ODP).

  • Access right
  • Distribution type
  • Language
  • Product form
  • Address type
  • Documentation type
  • Legal proceeding
  • Publication theme
  • Administrative territorial unit
  • EU budget amount status
  • Legal proceeding result
  • Resource type
  • Administrative territorial unit type
  • EU budget stage
  • Legal proceeding type
  • Role
  • Capital classification
  • EU budget status
  • Licence
  • Role nature
  • Case report
  • EU programme
  • Licence domain
  • Role qualifier
  • Case status
  • Event
  • Membership classification
  • Script
  • Concept status
  • File type
  • Modification type
  • Site
  • Continent
  • Formation of the Court
  • Multilingual
  • Subdivision
  • Corporate body
  • Frequency
  • Notation type
  • Subdivision position
  • Corporate body classification
  • Grammatical alternation
  • Number
  • Target audience
  • Correction status
  • Grammatical consciousness
  • Number type
  • Time period
  • Country
  • Grammatical gender
  • Organization type
  • Treaty
  • Court type
  • Grammatical number
  • Place
  • Treaty classification
  • Currency
  • Honorific
  • Position grade
  • Use context
  • Data theme
  • Human sex
  • Position status
  • Writing system
  • Dataset status
  • Interinstitutional procedure
  • Position type
  • Dataset type
  • Label type
  • Procedure nature
  • 2. Tables under preparation

    3. Documentation

    Documentation of the Common Authority Tables (CATs) is available in the form of the (technical) documentation of the XSD schema that covers all CATs: MDR Schema documentation.

    4. Next publications

    The following publications of authority tables are foreseen in the coming months:

    5. Previous publications

    The MDR NAL publication packages contain the distributions of the changed NALs (XML, SKOS, ATTO-XML), comparison files that shows the differences between the current version and the previous version, and release notes listing the changes to the NALs included in the publication:

    2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2012