CODATA hosts webinars on a variety of topics relating to our activities: data policy, data science and capacity mobilising in relation to data. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Training Webinars series is a collaboration with the DDI to reach new audiences and provide ongoing value to existing users, by demonstrating the value of DDI tools, products and standards to those creating, managing and using research data within the social, behavioural, and economic sciences.
We’re delivering a webinar every four to six weeks during 2021 on relevant topics that appeal to audiences both within the DDI community and beyond it. Each webinar is 45 – 90 minutes, and has a theme that connects different aspects of data-rich research practice with DDI products. Time will be allowed for Q&A to ensure participants have a chance to engage directly with the expert presenters. Presentations are recorded to provide a lasting resource for those wishing to learn about the DDI standards.
Webinars in the 2021 series:
An overall definition and exploration of what metadata is and how it is used in data management, aimed at a broad audience and not only existing users of DDI.
This presentation is aimed at audiences both inside and external to the DDI community. It highlights where metadata is needed in terms of the FAIR principles and explains how different DDI products can help to support the implementation of FAIR.
This webinar takes a cross-domain data integration example and shows how DDI-CDI, in combination with other standards, can facilitate the integration of disparate data. This includes the idea that data from different sources might be integrated in a largely automated fashion supported by the DDI-CDI description of the data structure and variables/datums.
4: Finding the Right Tool: Use-Case for Understanding the DDI Product Suite. 21 October 2021, 14:00 UTC (TBC).
This webinar will take a simple use case and look at how different DDI products (DDI Codebook, DDI Lifecycle, DDI-CDI, XKOS, CVs, etc.) can be applied, and what functionalities they support. The goal is to answer the common question heard from prospective adopters: “Which one of these things is best for my implementation?”
5: Data Quality: Thinking about Quality and DDI Metadata. 18 November 2021, 14:00 UTC (TBC).
Data quality is a topic which is often discussed and attracts a lot of interest, but the way in which it is approached varies widely. This webinar examines different approaches in the use of metadata for describing data quality from the perspective of data producers in official statistics and in the scientific and research domains, and how DDI fits into this picture.
Further events will be announced as we confirm details.