28 Nov-1 Dec 2022 Paris (France)

Introduction to DDI - Online training

Free online DDI training in collaboration with the DDI Alliance and CODATA

This free tutorial is taught as a precursor to the EDDI 2022 conference. The training event introduces DDI and describes the major specifications, DDI Codebook and DDI Lifecycle, as well as the upcoming DDI Cross Domain Integration. In addition, DDI tool demonstrations will show how DDI can be used in practice.

This is a free, virtual event and is open to anyone who is interested.

  • Registration for this tutorial closed on 22 November 2022


Overview of the Session and Introduction

Speakers: Elizabeth Bishop (GESIS) & Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen (GESIS)

DDI Specifications

This session will introduce the different specifications and how each of these can be used to describe important metadata for different purposes.

DDI Codebook 

Speaker Katja Moilanen (Finnish Social Science Data Archive)

DDI Codebook is a metadata specification for providing detailed, machine-actionable and human-readable metadata about individual studies and their data files in an XML format.

DDI Lifecycle

Speaker: Hayley Mills (CLOSER)

DDI Lifecycle addresses the needs of metadata management not only for archives and data disseminators, but also throughout the data lifecycle, from data collection and survey design through the end stages.

DDI Cross-Domain

Speaker: Arofan Gregory (CODATA)

DDI Cross-Domain Integration is a forthcoming standard which is intended to complement other metadata specifications – notably DDI Codebook and DDI Lifecycle – by making it possible to share and reuse data across domain boundaries and within and between research infrastructures.

DDI Tools demonstrations

This session will provide an overview of many of the tools and service providers available to those who are interested in actively implementing DDI. The intention is to help users understand what tools and services exist for the different specifications, and who they should talk to in order to learn more.


World Bank tools: Olivier Dupriez (World Bank)

Codebook Statconverter: Adrian Dușa (RODA)

Colectica: Dan Smith, Jeremy Iverson (Colectica)

Archivist: Rebecca Oldroyd (CLOSER)

DDI-CDI Tools implementation: Deirdre M. Lungley (UKDA)

Rich Data Services: Andrew DeCarlo (Metadata technology)



Online user: 2 Privacy