Colectica Announces queXML and LimeSurvey Import and Export from DDI Lifecycle Metadata

Minneapolis, MN July 31, 2013

Colectica has mapped the DDI Lifecycle metadata standard's questionnaire descriptions to the LimeSurvey queXML format. This mapping enables complex surveys designed in DDI version 3 to be loaded as LimeSurvey surveys.

Colectica today announced that its Colectica Designer metadata software now supports interoperability with LimeSurvey, an open source system for online surveys. The Colectica Designer software allows for two way interoperability between the LimeSurvey queXML format and the DDI 3 Lifecycle standard on which Colectica is based.

The DDI Lifecycle format allows researchers to document and version individual questions, codelists, variables, branching logic, and datasets that compose a questionnaire. This detailed management allows for provenance tracking and reuse across survey instruments, enabling greater harmonization possibilities.

"We are happy to add LimeSurvey import and export to Colectica Designer's survey specification and creation feature" said Dan Smith, a partner at Colectica. "Generating a LimeSurvey queXML import from a standards based repository allows for greater comparability and transparency of the resulting data."

Generating a LimeSurvey queXML from Colectica allows for greater survey accuracy and transparency

Dan Smith, Partner at Colectica

The queXML import and export is now available in the current Colectica 4.2 beta. Current customers and evaluators are free to download it from the Colectica web site to try out the additional LimeSurvey interoperability feature.

About Colectica

Launched in 2010, Colectica® is the fastest way to design, document, and publish statistical research using open data standards. The Colectica Platform is an ideal solution for statistical agencies, survey research groups, public opinion research, data archivists, and other data centric collection operations that are looking to increase the expressiveness and longevity of the data collected through standards based metadata documentation. The company offers a range of highly specific products and services designed to give power to people through easy integration and access to data.


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