Guide

Pandemology is a living project! Whether you are a translator, a terminologist, a medical professional or just crazy about terms and definitions – everybody is welcome to contribute to the database.
You would like to know how to add new terms or update existing ones? Check out our guide for answers to these and other questions.

The guide is divided into two parts. In the first part, the pictures will show you how to add a term. In the second part, you will find an overview of the available data categories at concept, language and term level.

How do I add a term?

Follow these steps to add terms or a comment. Please check the table at the end of this guide and fill in accordingly.

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Available data categories

Data category / Field codeField type (long text | pick list | automatically etc.)Description (obligatory? hidden?)
Fields at concept level
Concept IDGenerated automatically 
Concept created onGenerated automatically 
Concept created byGenerated automatically 
Concept changed onGenerated automatically 
Concept changed byGenerated automatically 
Subject_AreaSelectionObligatory field (e.g. medicine | politics / public administration | business/economics | social media etc.)  Should be unique so that it can easily be allocated to one subject area.
ImageImagePlease do not use very large pictures and refer only to databases with public domain pictures that are free to use.
Image_LinkImage linkPlease provide a date in square brackets.
Fields at language level  
Lang CodeSelection (generated automatically, not an actual field)Obligatory field (English | German)
Language created onGenerated automatically 
Language created byGenerated automatically 
Language changed onGenerated automatically 
Language changed byGenerated automatically 
Workflow_StatusSelectionobligatory field; (new| in progress | approved) New“ for unresearched imports, for researched but unvalidated imports „in progress“ and „approved“ when approved by the validation team.
Definition_StandardLong textThe definition should not contain the term itself.
Definition_Standard_SourceShort textOnly the name of the source, not the link.
Definition_Standard_LinkExternal linkLink followed by the date in square brackets.
Definition_ScientificLong textThe definition should not contain the term itself.
Definition_Scientific_SourceShort textOnly the name of the source, not the link.
Definition_Scientific_LinkExternal linkLink followed by the date in square brackets.
Definition_SimpleLong textThe definition should not contain the term itself.
Definition_Simple_SourceShort textOnly the name of the source, not the link.
Definition_Simple_LinkExternal linkLink followed by the date in square brackets.
Fields at term level  
Term IDGenerated automatically 
Term created onGenerated automatically 
Term created byGenerated automatically 
Term changed onGenerated automatically 
Term changed byGenerated automatically 
TermShort text (generated automatically; not an actual field)Obligatory
Only valid forShort text?
Term_SourceLong textObligatory; only the name of the source, not the link.
Term_Source_QualitySelectionhidden;  field values: ok | not ok
Context_PhraseLong textOnly use sentences that include the term. Do not provide definitions in this field.
Context_Phrase_SourceLong textOnly the name of the source, not the link.
RegisterMulti-Selectionofficial | colloquial
Word classSelectionadjective | noun | verb
GenderSelectionf | m | n
Word_ClassSelectionadjective | noun | verb
Word_FormSelectionshort version | long version | abbreviation | acronym
Region_CountryMulti-SelectionBritish English | American English
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