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Metadata Management Using DDI and Colectica

Presenter 1
Jeremy Iverson
Presenter 2
Dan Smith

The DDI Lifecycle metadata standard enables creating, documenting, managing, distributing, and discovering data. Colectica is a software tool that is built on open metadata standards, and helps facilitate adopting DDI into the research data management process.

This workshop starts with a high-level overview of the DDI content model, and then teaches how to create DDI XML, both manually and with Colectica. Finally, participants will learn how to publish DDI metadata.

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to DDI 3.2
  • Introduction to Colectica
  • Documenting concepts and general study design
  • Designing and documenting data collection instruments and surveys
  • Documenting variables and creating linkages
  • Ingesting existing resources
  • Publishing resources
  • Hands-on: use Colectica and DDI to manage a sample study
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