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A metadata portal for complex research data in Germany: An application of DDI

Presenter 1
David Schiller
Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Presenter 2
Dana Mueller
Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Presenter 3
Ingo Barkow
German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

The research data centre of the Federal Employment Agency in the Institute of Employment Research provides different types of data for the scientific community. There are register data, survey data and linked data between surveys and register data for example. Available metadata tools do not consider the variety of research data of the research data centre and the workflow of the data documentation within departments and the collaboration between departments. Therefore we have started an international development project in cooperation with TBA 21 Assessment Systeme GmbH (Germany), OPIT Consulting Kft. (Hungary) and Colectica (USA) in 2012 to handle and standardized the metadata for all kinds of data in one technical application. Beside the metadata portal there will be a web application for the data users. The focuses of the presentation is the appropriate subset of the DDI standard first and second the application of the metadata portal for users as well as the workflow within departments e.g. user administration and less the technical structure behind the metadata portal.

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