Colectica is pleased to announce that its staff were selected to give several presentations at the upcoming European DDI Users Conference (EDDI) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Each year, Colectica sends representatives to the EDDI conference to share ideas and consult with other users of standardized data documentation. This year, Colectica staff will present two papers, teach a whole day workshop, and participate in the Colectica User's Group meeting.
"We are excited to once again be in Europe for the EDDI conference" said Dan Smith, a Partner at Colectica. "We always enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences with other people who are excited about Data Documentation."
We always enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences with other people who are excited about Data DocumentationDan Smith, Partner at Colectica
A paper titled "Management of Statistical Classifications with DDI 3.2" will be presented and will highlight how DDI-Lifecycle version 3 that is managed in Colectica can be used to describe Classifications. This presentation introduces best practices for managing Statistical Classifications using DDI 3.2 in conformance with the GSIM 1.1 Statistical Classifications model. The presentation also introduces the new statistical management functionality found in the recently released Colectica 5.2..
Another paper titled "Best Practices for Documenting Repeated Studies in DDI " will also be presented. This presentation outlines a seven step process for documenting repeated data using the DDI standard, starting with basic data descriptions, followed by harmonization and mapping, and finally publication of the metadata in various formats. This method of modeling repeated data is possible today with DDI Lifecycle, and aligns with the approaches used by the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM) and DDI Moving Forward (DDI 4).
Colectica will also host a workshop "A hands-on, practical introduction to DDI using Colectica". This workshop offers a hands-on, practical approach to getting started with data documentation standards like DDI. It starts with a high-level overview of statistical metadata the DDI content model, and then teaches how to create metadata in the DDI format. Participants will also learn how to publish rich metadata in multiple formats.
If you would like to try Colectica free of charge please request a Colectica evaluation. Colectica consists of several software tools. Colectica Designer enables documenting of survey methodologies, survey instruments, questions, variables, and datasets. Colectica Repository manages changes to the documentation and allows multiple people and groups to work together. Colectica Portal allows for publication of this documentation on the web. All of these products use Open Standards to allow for interoperability with other tools. Colectica products, training on Open Standards, and customized software solutions are available through https://www.colectica.com.
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