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SIF Data Model Implementation Specification (North America) version 3.1

This is version 3.1 of the Specification. To see the latest version of the Specification click this link

HTML Document Links

[Last updated: 02/27/14]

The links below take you to html documentation of the 3.1 schemas. You are first taken to the top-level SIF object. The graphs are clickable and allow you to drill down into the elements and lists of each object. The annotations (if present) provide additional SIF-specific information for elements.

Press the Back button on your browser to return to this menu.

Migrating from 3.0 to 3.1

[Last updated: 02/27/14]

The Word document below describes the changes from 3.0 to 3.1.

Data Model Guides

[Last updated: 02/27/14]

Click the link below to view (or right-click to download) the Data Model Guide documents below.

XSD Files and Codesets

[Last updated: 03/28/14]

The downloadable file below contains the XSD (schema) files for the 3.1 Specification. These are the official normative specification documents.

UPDATE:This file has been updated. See the Errata section below.

Schemas (zip)

The file below is an Excel spreadsheet containing the current codesets for the 3.1 data model.

Codesets (.xlsx)

Glossary of Important Terms

[Last updated: 07/15/13]

The downloadable file below provides a list of terms in order to quickly come up to speed on new 3.1 data model concepts and terminology.

Glossary (pdf)


  1. [03/26/14]
    gEmailType/emailAddress - The type of this element was changed from gEmailType (a circular reference) to xs:token. The file affected is SIFglobalCommonTypes.xsd.
  2. [03/28/14]
    The Identity Management objects in the Collections.xsd file were mangled and have now been corrected.

Contributors to this Specification

[Last updated: 03/06/14]

2013 SIF Technical Board:

  • Bill Duncan, Pearson
  • Alex Jackl, Choice Solutions
  • Nathan Clinton, Washington OSPI
  • Dick Robinson
  • Joyce Thomsen, Iowa DOE
  • Richard Tong, Amplify
  • Vladimir Zubenko, ETS
  • Bart Kunz, Lincoln County SD (at-large)
  • John Lynch, Rediker Software (at-large)
  • Eric Peterson, Kimono (at-large)
  • Wendy Reidy, Sunguard (at-large)
Other Contributors:
  • Tom Ngo, Kimono
  • James Robertson, Pearson
  • Asaf Ronen, ETS
  • Frank Walters, Augusta SD
  • Leslie Zimmerschied, Wyoming DOE
  • Vince Paredes
  • John Lovell
  • Ron Kleinman