EDDI Conference System, EDDI12 – 4th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Data without Boundaries: A European Project to Enhance Access to Official Microdata
Roxane Silberman, Christof Wolf

Last modified: 2012-10-18

Abstract


Data without Boundaries – DwB – is a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The aim of the project is to develop standards, tools, and services to support equal and easy access to official microdata for the European Research Area.

DwB reaches this goal through coordination of existing infrastructures, the Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) and the European Statistical System (ESS) in collaboration with representatives of the research community.

The project’s activities include harmonizing and enhancing legal frameworks, information security standards and procedures for researcher accreditation to increase transnational access to data. Training courses, user conferences and access forums enhance researcher’s competencies to successfully work with official microdata. This is further supported by building extensive information systems for existing official data in Europe and other resource discovery tools.

The presentation will highlight the main features and goal of the project, as well as first outputs focusing on metadata issues.

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