The Electronic Discovery Reference Model ("EDRM") Glossary is EDRM's most comprehensive listing of electronic discovery terms. The terms are listed in alphabetical order with definitions and attributions where available.

eDiscovery EDRM Reference Glossary

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What is EDRM?

EDRM is a community of electronic discovery and legal professionals who create practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. As technology radically transforms litigation and the legal profession, EDRM members collaboratively develop vital frameworks, standards, educational tools, and other resources to guide the adoption and use of e-discovery technologies.

Founded by attorney George Socha and technologist Tom Gelbmann, EDRM was launched in May 2005 to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery industry. Since its launch, the EDRM community has steadily grown with participation from hundreds of domestic and international organizations, including representatives from service and software providers, law firms, industry groups, law schools, city governments, state attorneys general, state and federal agencies, and corporations involved with electronic discovery, working together to develop and publish frameworks, standards, and resources that address practical issues relating to electronic discovery and information governance.