Colectica in Cologne for the 2016 European DDI Users Conference

Colectica will give two presentations and a workshop about DDI-Lifecycle metadata software in Cologne, Germany December 5th to 8th for EDDI 2016.

Colectica is pleased to announce that its staff were selected to give several presentations at the upcoming European DDI Users Conference (EDDI) in Cologne, Germany. 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 Documentation

Dan Smith, Partner at Colectica

A paper titled "Question Banks, Reusability, and DDI 3.2" will be presented and will highlight how DDI-Lifecycle version 3 that is managed in Colectica can be used to create reusable question banks and repositories. This presentation introduces best practices for managing questionnaire components using DDI 3.2. The presentation also introduces the questionnaire design functionality found in the recently previewed Colectica Questionnaires.

Another paper titled "What's New in Colectica 5.3" will also be presented. This presentation outlines the new features in Colectica 5.3 including SAS support. It also includes previews of two new applications, Colectica Datasets and Colectica Questionnaires.

Colectica will also host a workshop "Document Questionnaires and Datasets with DDI: A Hands-On Introduction with 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

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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