EDDI Conference System, EDDI16 – 8th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Panel Session: Re-Use of Software and Administered Metadata
Joachim Wackerow

Last modified: 2016-09-27


DDI was initially intended for preservation and exchange. Additionally, DDI Lifecycle provides the reuse of identifiable metadata items along the stages of one study, in multiple waves of a study, or across studies and organizations. The DDI specification provides only a structure for this purpose. A working infrastructure requires also software using this structure, and administered metadata. The concept of exchanging and reusing metadata can be extended to software as well.

  • What is the vision of a distributed infrastructure for reusable DDI software components and reusable, administered metadata?
  • What are the challenges and barriers in building this?

Panelists will make initial comments on the topic and discuss the issues. Questions and comments from the audience will broaden the discussion.