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Webinars to Introduce DDI-CDI to the Global Data Community: Presentation, Recording and Useful Links

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This week, CODATA collaborated with the DDI Foundation to assist in the presentation of a new draft specification, DDI-CDI (Cross Domain Integration) to the global data community.  We are looking for feedback and review of DDI-CDI and would like also to identify case studies to test and refine the specification for its purpose of helping to combine data from different sources, different data types and different domains.

DDI-CDI is a model-driven specification that is designed to provide support for the wide range of data which are becoming increasingly significant for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) sciences, but often come from new sources outside the SBE domain, and often use non-traditional data structures. Such unfamiliar data also demands increased information about provenance, especially the processes by which they were created. Based on the DDI 4/Moving Forward work, DDI-CDI is designed to meet these emerging needs for the integration of data in old and new forms, coming from a variety of domains.

Cross Domain (Data) Integration is particularly important for grand challenge research areas that necessarily combine data of many types and provenance, including infectious disease research, disaster risk reduction, resilient cities research, climate change mitigation and adaptation and so on. CODATA sees great potential in DDI-CDI as a contribution to the International Science Council-endorsed Decadal Programme ‘Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Grand Challenges’. Consequently, CODATA through the Decadal Programme will partner with DDI in the public review process, assisting in getting feedback on the specification from different domains and use cases.

The presentations may be downloaded from the page for this webinar page on the CODATA website where you can also find the recording, viewable from Vimeo.

The recordings of the presentations are available on the webpage and are viewable in Vimeo.

Information about DDI-CDI

Contacts for DDI-CDI

ISC CODATA Decadal Programme

Preliminary information about the decadal programme is available at