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Register now: Webinar on Introduction to Metadata for Research Data Management: A Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Perspective

(Part I of the DDI Training Webinar Series)

Date: 29 April 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 EDT/16:00 – 17:30 CEST
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This workshop introduces the definition and use of metadata in modern research data management. Metadata is a critical ingredient in applying the FAIR principles, but it is not necessarily easy to understand. The presentation will cover the definition of metadata and the ways in which it can be used in systems and will briefly introduce the DDI specifications which embody these perspectives and understandings.

The DDI Alliance has for many years provided popular standards and specifications for modeling metadata and using it in data management ad dissemination in the social, behavioural, economic, and health sciences, and in official statistics. Many of their approaches will apply in other domains as well. Metadata for RDM purposes can be a complex topic – this workshop will introduce a way of understanding and addressing that complexity effectively in systems aimed at FAIR data sharing.

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