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ODaF joins the DDI Alliance

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

We are pleased to announce that the Open Data Foundation is now an official member of the DDI Alliance. While we were already very active in the DDI area, this formalizes our relationship with the community.

The Alliance for the Data Documentation Initiative is an international coalition of diverse organizations that share a commitment to meeting the worldwide requirement of a publicly available standard for documenting social science data. The Alliance’s purposes are to (a) oversee the continued development of the DDI standard, including revisions, corrections, and new releases; (b) promote the adoption of the DDI social science metadata standard by data producers, data archives, data users, and software suppliers; (c) offer entry-level and advanced training in the uses of the standard for all groups of potential adopters; (d) insofar as possible, ensure compatibility of the DDI standard with emerging metadata standards in other fields; and (e) resolve the varying and sometimes conflicting interests of the diverse community that is developing and using the DDI standard.