Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Tue 5 Dec 2017 09:00 - Wed 6 Dec 2017 18:00

9th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI17) DDI - The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle

EDDI17 is organized jointly by FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

EDDI17 is hosted by FORS Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences.

The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

The conference will provide presentations on a wide range of topics relating to DDI:

  • Case studies
  • Mature implementations
  • Early implementations
  • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
  • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
  • Critiques of DDI

Register online. The deadline for the early bird conference fee is 17 October.

The draft programme is available on the conference website.

For more information about the EDDI conference series and details on the previous EDDI conferences, look at