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The Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences are organising a workshop “Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) – Train the Trainers. The workshop will take place between 24.09 and 28.09.2018 at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics, Wadern, Germany. It is aimed at anyone interested in teaching a DDI tutorial and who are already familiar with DDI.

DDI is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. DDI can document and manage different stages in the research data lifecycle, such as conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution, discovery, and archiving.

Goal of the workshop

The goal of this workshop is to build up more training capacity on DDI. The new trainers should then be able to teach specific tutorials for their institution or general purpose tutorials for a broader audience.

The participants will work mainly through existing training material with the instructors to build a modular training material body. This material will include slides, examples, and text. The work will be partially organized in working groups. By this approach, participants will get deeper knowledge on DDI and build collaboratively the modular training body.

The modular structure of the material should allow teaching of tutorials for various purposes (like data collection, archive, metadata-driven approach) or a combination of these. It should be also suitable for multiple audiences. The content will cover DDI Codebook, DDI Lifecycle, and ideas of DDI 4 (in development).

More information about the workshop and how to take part can be found on the GESIS workshop web page.

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) workshop
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