[DDI-users] Workshop: Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) - Train the Trainers

Jared Lyle lyle at umich.edu
Wed Jun 13 18:16:10 EDT 2018

Dear DDI community,

I strongly encourage participation in the recently announced DDI Train the
Trainer workshop (see description below).  Please consider attending
yourself, or recommending someone else.  This is a great opportunity to
learn more about DDI, as well as spread the word about DDI through creating
training materials and teaching future workshops within your local

Instruction on how to apply are detailed below.  Special thanks to GESIS -
Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences for hosting the workshop, and to
Jon Johnson, Wendy Thomas, Dan Smith, and Joachim Wackerow for organizing
and teaching.


Jared Lyle
Director, DDI Alliance
ICPSR, University of Michigan
+1 734-763-6075
lyle at umich.edu

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:01 AM, Wackerow, Joachim <Joachim.Wackerow at gesis
.org> wrote:

> *Workshop*
> Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) - Train the Trainers
> Broadening Community Capacity and Adapting Training to Meet Institutional
> Needs
> *September 24-28, 2018, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics,
> Wadern, Germany*
> *Course description*
> The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) <http://www.ddialliance.org/> is
> an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and
> other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health
> sciences. DDI can document and manage different stages in the research data
> lifecycle, such as conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution,
> discovery, and archiving.
> The goal of this workshop is to build up more training capacity on DDI.
> The new trainers should then be able to teach specific tutorials for their
> institution or general purpose tutorials for a broader audience.
> The participants will work mainly through existing training material with
> the instructors to build a modular training material body. This material
> will include slides, examples, and text. The work will be partially
> organized in working groups. By this approach, participants will get deeper
> knowledge on DDI and build collaboratively the modular training body.
> The modular structure of the material should allow teaching of tutorials
> for various purposes (like data collection, archive, metadata-driven
> approach) or a combination of these. It should be also suitable for
> multiple audiences.
> The content will cover DDI Codebook, DDI Lifecycle, and ideas of DDI 4 (in
> development). An approach across versions will be possible for some areas.
> The modular structure of the material should allow reuse for different
> purposes, possibly also for self-teaching material and general
> documentation. The material will use a technical format which supports
> these ideas (like reStructuredText, used format of the DDI 4 documentation).
> The training material will be provided with under the conditions of the
> Creative Commons Attribution license. The material can be then reused and
> changed in future by other instructors.
> *Target group*
> People who are interested in teaching a DDI tutorial and who are already
> familiar with DDI.
> *Prerequisites*
> People interested in participating in this workshop need to submit their
> application by July 22, 2018 by sending it to the following e-mail:
> workshop-mannheim at gesis.org.
> The application should consist of a single PDF file including:
>    - A professional biosketch.
>    - A short motivation letter stating …
>       - the current position and work,
>       - the reasons for the willingness to attend this workshop,
>       - the experiences with DDI, and
>       - the plans to teach a tutorial or organize a workshop on DDI in
>       the next year.
> Notifications about the selection results will be sent by July 30, 2018.
> *More Information*
> This workshop is supported by the DDI Alliance in two ways:
>    - The GESIS workshop participant's fee (350 Euro) is paid by the DDI
>    Alliance if the participant plans to teach a tutorial or to organize a
>    workshop on DDI in the year after the workshop. This can be an in-house
>    course in the participant's institution or a public event.
>    - The DDI Alliance provides two travel grants in exceptional cases
>    when no other funding options are available. Interested people should
>    describe in the letter why the travel support is not possible by other
>    means. Please add a rough quote for your estimated travel expenses to your
>    application in this case.
> Accommodation cost at Dagstuhl including full board is 70
> Euro/night/person (this rate is subsidized by the Dagstuhl institute).
> Please follow the link
> <https://ddi-alliance.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DDI4/pages/476905473/Practical+Information+DDI+-+Train+the+Trainers>
> for useful information about the venue, accommodation, and more.
> Please see for details the related GESIS workshop web page
> <https://training.gesis.org/?site=pDetails&child=full&pID=0x26080C184C484597AE6AE43CD648B277>
> .
> Organizers/Instructors
> Jon Johnson, Wendy Thomas, Dan Smith, Joachim Wackerow
> Joachim Wackerow
> --
> GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
> Team: Archive Instruments and Metadata Standards
> Visiting address: B2 1, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
> Postal address: P.O. Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany
> Phone: +49 (0)621 1246 262
> Fax: +49 (0)621 1246 100
> E-mail: joachim.wackerow at gesis.org
> www.gesis.org
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