Resources for implementing ELI

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ELI validator

The ELI validator is an online service that checks published ELI metadata against rules derived from the ELI ontology and produces a validation report. It helps ELI partners to assess the conformance of their data.


ELI/XML is an encoding of ELI metadata in an XML scheme (XSD). It can be used standalone or imported into other XML documents, typically in a metadata header. The ELI/XML scheme is provided with a set of XML transformations to generate ELI in RDF/XML, RDFa header or HTML+RDFa. It is meant to facilitate the integration of ELI in XML-based document workflows.

Study on how users of legislation access transposition information

In European Union law, transposition is the process by which the EU Member States give force to a EU directive by adopting national implementation measures. The ELI Taskforce conducted a study in order to gain deeper insight into how users of legislation access and work with transposition information. The goal of this study was to determine what website enhancements would best meet usability interests and share these results with national legislation publishers. The study was subdivided into three different parts which are explained in the presentation accessible on the following link: Study on how users of legislation access transposition information.

ELI Best practices report

The ELI Best practices report will identify the best ways to implement ELI.

Technical ELI implementation guide

The Technical ELI implementation guide will answer any technical questions you have about implementing ELI.

Glossary of technical terms

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ELI success stories

Last update: 4/10/2017