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Defining an XML format for interchange, documentation and management of code lists (a.k.a. controlled vocabularies or coded value enumerations) in any processing context

Andrea Caccia, andrea.caccia.oasis@gmail.com, Chair

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OASIS Sponsor member, The Publications Office of the European Union, announced that the genericode files used in the European Public Procurement Notices on the TED website are freely available for reuse. Learn more in this video from the Director General of the Publications Office.

The press release announcing the approval of Code List Representation (genericode) v1.0 as an OASIS Standard is available now. You can read it here.

The Code List Representation TC voted to approve rechartering on 21 February 2021. The call for participation under the new charter was sent on 23 February 2021 in https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/202102/msg00009.html. The inaugural meeting under the revised charter is scheduled for 05 March 2021.

Current project status:

Genericode: finalized version 1.0 Committee Specification published (Announcement; links copied below)

The Codelist TC approved Code List Representation (genericode) Version 1.0 Committee Specification 02. For details, see the announcement.

Context/value association: finalized version 1.0 Committee Specification CS01 (links below)


For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ

Technical Work Produced by the Committee

Code List Representation (genericode) Version 1.0. Edited by G. Ken Holman. 06 April 2022. OASIS Committee Specification 02. https://docs.oasis-open.org/codelist/genericode/v1.0/cs02/genericode-v1.0-cs02.html. Latest stage: https://docs.oasis-open.org/codelist/genericode/v1.0/genericode-v1.0.html.

Committee Specification genericode 1.0 28 December 2007:

Specification: PDF-US

Requirements (2 May 2007)



Committee Specification Context/Value Association 1.0 15 April 2010:

Specification: HTML, PDF-A4, PDF-US

Context/value association


Wiki for OASIS Code List Representation TC member collaboration

  • deployments of genericode and CVA
  • publicly-available genericode and CVA files
  • published processes incorporating genericode and/or CVA

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