A means of exchanging data.
An abstract object that describes the means to receive (data collection) or send (dissemination) information.
Different Exchange Channels are used for collection and dissemination. Examples of collection Exchange Channel include Questionnaire, Web Scraper Channel and Administrative Register. The only example of a dissemination Exchange Channel currently contained in GSIM is Product. Additional Exchange Channels can be added to the model as needed by individual organizations.
Direction of the exchange channel: collect or disseminate