A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Two versions of the standard are currently maintained in parallel:
Both versions are XML-based and defined using XML Schemas. They were developed and are maintained by the DDI Alliance.
A British cultural heritage standard for recording information on buildings, archaeological sites, shipwrecks, parks and gardens, battlefields, areas of interest and artefacts.
Sponsored by the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, MIDAS Version 1.1 was released in October 2012.
The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in aggregations of Web resources to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, visualization, reuse, and preservation. The standards support the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that scholarship, with the intent to develop standards that generalize across all web-based information including the increasing popular social networks of “Web 2.0”.
The QuDEx standard/schema is a software-neutral format for qualitative data that preserves annotations of, and relationships between, data and other related objects. It can be viewed as the optimal baseline data exchange model for the archiving and interchange of data and metadata.
A set of common technical and statistical standards and guidelines to be used for the efficient exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata.
Sponsoring institutions include BIS, ECB, EUROSTAT, IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank. Technical Specification 2.1 was amended in May 2012.
An application profile of the MIDAS Heritage standard intended for delivering metadata to the CARARE service environment about an organisation’s online collections, monument inventory database and digital objects.
A common base profile of DDI for use by the member archives of CESSDA.
An extension of SDMX used to exchange statistical data and metadata.
The Data Documentaion Initiative website's list of tools to implement the DDI standard.
Server-side software for building a data portal, with a particular focus on survey datasets. It uses DDI to provide access to the data at the level of concepts and variables. For an example of it in use, see the SOEPinfo data portal.
A suite of tools using the MIDAS Heritage metadata standard to facilitate the process of moving information between the wide variety of information systems used to record the historic environment.
A suite of tools for managing data and metadata in SDMX.
A simple tool for managing and accessing statistical metadata, using the SDMX framework.
A tool to facilitate the mapping between the structural metadata provided by an SDMX-ML Data Structure Definition and those that reside in a database of a dissemination environment.
A list of software tools supporting the SDMX standard.
Provides a seamless interface to datasets from social science data archives across Europe using the CESSDA MLI profile of DDI.
The Data Documentation Initiative website's list of projects adopting or encouraging DDI as a standard.
Links to DDI 3 use case papers, which were the outcomes of a workshop held at the Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, November 2-6, 2009.
The statistical office of the European Union, which implementats SDMX in a number of projects.
A data archive providing leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community; all metadata conforms to the DDI standard.
Provides members of the scholarly community with access to files associated with scholarly studies for the purpose of replication, for all studies conducted by ISPS-affiliated researchers. ISPS metadata records conform to DDI requirements and include a minimal set of Dublin Core metadata elements.
Develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.
The SDMX website's list of current and planned practical implimentations from national and international organisations.
The ADS collects, catalogues, manages, preserves, and encourages re-use of digital resources created by archaeologists. It promotes good practice in the use of digital data in archaeology, provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies. Its catalogue records are based on Dublin Core.
Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom, the archive uses DDI as the basis for its catalogue records.