Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Tim: 14:00 UTC (convert to your local timezone )
- Jane Fry, Data Services Librarian, Carleton University
- Arofan Gregory, Independent Consultant
- Jared Lyle, Executive Director, DDI Alliance and Archivist, ICPSR,
University of Michigan
- Barry Radler, Distinguished Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The webinar will discuss the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other
observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health
sciences, with an emphasis on DDI-Codebook and DDI-Lifecycle.
DDI-Codebook is a light-weight version of the standard, intended
primarily to document simple survey data. DDI-Lifecycle is designed to
document and manage data across the entire life cycle, from
conceptualization to data publication, analysis and beyond. It
encompasses all of the DDI-Codebook specification and extends it to
more complex, linked, and longitudinal data. Based on XML Schemas,
DDI-Lifecycle is modular and extensible.
The presentation will also briefly discuss the DDI Alliance
organizational structure, as well as products currently under
The learning objectives for the webinar are:
- To understand DDI-Codebook, including when and how to use it.
- To understand DDI-Lifecycle and an applied example.
- To understand how the DDI Alliance organization maintains the DDI
The webinar is free for DCMI members. For further information,
including instructions on how to join as a DCMI member, see .