30 Nov-2 Dec 2020 Online (France)
What can DDI do for you? An introduction to the DDI
Benjamin Beuster  1@  , Jane Fry  2@  
1 : NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data
2 : Carleton University

Are you interested to learn about what DDI can do for your organization or institution? DDI is an international standard for describing data from the social, economic and behavioral sciences, currently moving into new fields. The standard contains metadata items that can be used to develop and document at different stages in the data lifecycle, from the first conceptualization through data collection, processing and dissemination and archiving.

This tutorial provides an overview of the work products of the DDI Alliance. The conceptual basis of DDI will be described, introducing the participants to the main building blocks and items of the standard. Practical examples on how DDI can be used beneficially in the business processes of organizations and institutions that manage research data will also be shown.

The overall approach of the tutorial is DDI-version agnostic. The examples shown will however be based on specific DDI versions (DDI-Codebook, DDI-Lifecycle).

Main focus will be put on the following areas:

  • Data description and variable management
  • Questionnaire design and implementation
  • Question and variable banking
  • Making your data and metadata FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) using DDI

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