Colectica Invited to Attend DDI Expert Committee Meeting

October 10, 2006

Colectica Lends its Expertise and Technical Understanding of Survey Instruments to the DDI

Representatives of Colectica will visit The Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim, Germany to participate in the Data Documentation Initiative’s expert committee meeting.

“We have been working with the DDI’s Data Collection working group for the past two years,” stated Dan Smith, a Senior Technical Staff Member at Colectica, adding “It is exciting to see our work come together with the other contributions, helping to create a metadata model that encompasses the entire data lifecycle.” Version 3 of the DDI metadata standard is scheduled for public release in 2007. Colectica has committed to supporting the standard in its survey instrument and survey data product lines.

About Colectica

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

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