Colectica Invited to participate in DDI 3 Advanced Topics workshop

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Nov. 15 2008

Colectica, a leading data management consultancy, was invited to attend the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Standard’s Working Meeting on Advanced Topics in Usability and Interoperability – Best Practices meeting at Schloss Dagstuhl in Wadern, Germany. Colectica leveraged the experience gained during the development of DDI 3 standard and its Colectica platform when contributing to a set of best practice papers produced at the conference. Mary Vardigan, Director of the DDI Alliance stated the conference was “a major step in providing instructional materials for application of DDI 3.0 in real life situations”. Colectica hopes these papers will help adopters of the standard and allow for greater interoperability of software applications that can process DDI3.

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.

About the DDI Alliance The Data Documentation Initiative is an international effort to establish a standard for technical documentation describing social science data.