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Training material title
Overview of DDI (Data Documentation Initiative)
Brief description and comments

Slides from a presentation given at a UNECE Workshop on Statistical Metadata: Implementing the GSBPM and Combining Metadata Standards, 5-7 October 2011 (other papers from the same workshop can be found at

The Presentation was prepared and delivered by Arofan Gregory of the Open Data Foundation.

The slides cover a general introduction to DDI; high-level content; typical use cases; structural components; additional technical topics; and an overview of activities relating to DDI, SDMX and GSBPM.

(Full attribution: Major contributors: Wendy Thomas, Minnesota Population Center; Arofan Gregory, Open Data Foundation. Further contributors: Joachim Wackerow, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences; Pascal Heus, Open Data Foundation).

Main category

Methodology of Data Collection, Processing, Dissemination & Analysis

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Open Data Foundation





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