EDDI14 – 6th Annual European DDI User Conference

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December 2, 2014 – December 3, 2014

EDDI14 is organized jointly by the IOE - Institute of Education, University of London, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

The conference will bring together Data Documentation Initiative (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

EDDI (Annual European DDI User Conference) is the annual conference for users of DDI (Data Documentation Initiative), a metadata specification for the social, economic, and behavioural sciences. It is run by GESIS and the IDSC of IZA under the auspices of the DDI Alliance.

EDDI is designed to provide forum where DDI users from Europe and the world can gather to showcase their work and their progress toward DDI adoption, as well as discuss any questions or challenges they may have about the standard.

EDDI includes presentations, poster sessions, and discussion sessions. The conference closes with a “meet the experts” session in which users will have a chance to lobby for their point of view with representatives from the Technical Committee of the DDI Alliance. The philosophy of EDDI is to be an open, inclusive DDI community-building activity.

The counterpart of EDDI in North America is NADDI, the North American DDI User Conference: 1st North American DDI User Conference, April 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA; 2nd North American DDI User Conference, April 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Further details can be found at http://www.eddi-conferences.eu/ocs/index.php/eddi/index.


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    Peter Knight,

    Deputy Director, Head of Research Contracting, Information Intelligence and Stakeholder Engagement (Department of Health)

    Peter is a Deputy Director, Head of Research Information and Intelligence in the Research and Development Directorate at the Department of Health with responsibility for policy and delivery of research information and intelligence. Peter joined the Department in April 2010 having established the Research Capability Programme in 2008 that established a secure research data service now operated by the MHRA called the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Prior to these roles Peter was a Managing Director and interim Chief Executive at Winchester and Eastleigh Health NHS Trust.