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