Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)

Publié le 9 janvier 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an effort to create an international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Expressed in XML, the DDI metadata specification now supports the entire research data life cycle. DDI metadata accompanies and enables data conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution, discovery, analysis, repurposing, and archiving.


The DDI project, which started in 1995, has steadily gained momentum and evolved to meet the needs of the social science research community.