European DDI User Conference 2020 (Virtual conference) ShareThis


EDDI20, the 12th Annual European DDI User Conference will take place virtually. Tutorials and workshops are proposed on 30 November 2020. Sessions will be online on 1-2 December 2020.

About EDDI

EDDI is the annual conference for users of DDI – Data Documentation Initiative -, a metadata specification for the social, economic, and behavioral 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.

This year’s virtual conference will begin on 30 November with a series of online tutorial sessions. The conference sessions will then run from 1-2 December 2020.

The full conference programme can be found on the EDDI20 website.


The conference is free to attend, but registration is required. The deadline for registering is Wednesday 25 November 2020.

For more information, and to register, visit the EDDI20 website.

CLOSER presentations at EDDI20

The CLOSER Discovery team will give two presentations at this year’s conference. The details are as follows:

Tuesday 1 December, 10:00-10:20 CET (09:00-09:20 GMT)
CLOSER Senior Metadata Manager, Dr Hayley Mills and CLOSER Metadata and Data Manager, Jenny Li will present ‘Strategies for (re)creating Questionnaires in DDI-Lifecycle’.

Tuesday 1 December, 15:40-16:00 CET (14:40-15:00 GMT)
CLOSER Technical Lead, Jon Johnson and CLOSER Programmer, Bill Norley will present ‘Question driven harmonisation of data – the variable cascade in practice’.


If you have any questions, or require further information about the EDDI20 conference, please get in touch with the conference organisers. Their details can be found on the conference website.