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use case

In OCDS, the term use case has been used to refer to categories of open contracting data use - such as the use of open contracting data to support 'value for money in procurement'. In software engineering, the term 'use case' is often used to describe in detail the specific set of steps or actions a user would take to achieve a particular goal. The OCDS usage is more general, and broader, than this.

V

valid

In relation to the Open Contracting Data Standard, valid describes data that has passed a set of technical checks on the way it is structured, checking that it meets the requirements set out in the standard schema, and that it meets any additional validation rules that have been set.

validation

Validation involves a technical check on the way data is structured, comparing data against a schema and additional validation rules.

validator

The OCDS validator performs technical checks on the way data is structured, comparing data against a schema and additional validation rules.

W

works

Specific type of service intended for constructing or modifying infrastructure.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The United Nations agency focusing specifically on global health. 



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