NADDI 2016 Call for Abstracts

NADDI 2016: Document, Discover, and Interoperate (April 6-8th, 2016)

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The North American DDI (NADDI) user conference provides opportunities for all who are actively using or are interested in learning about this community-developed metadata standard for observational research data. This is a conference to come together, connect, and learn from one another. NADDI 2016 will be a three-day conference consisting of hands-on workshops (April 6) and both invited and contributed presentations (April 7 & 8). These events will be of interest to a broad community, including research and data professionals in the social and health sciences and other disciplines, and at all levels of expertise, from novice to expert.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Document, Discover, and Interoperate’.

The full power of DDI is exhibited through its applications in documenting, discovering, and interoperating data. These are activities that sustain the flow of vital information throughout a research project. Through the use of DDI, this research information is defined, identified, structured so that it can be shared predictably with other applications or be machine-actionable.

Important Dates!

  • Abstract submission closes - January 15, 2016
  • Notification of abstract acceptance - January 29, 2016
  • Presenter's deadline to register - March 18, 2016
  • Early rate registration closes - March 18, 2016
  • Registration deadline - March 28, 2016

Given the theme of this year’s NADDI conference, we are looking for submissions that will fit into the following four categories:

1) Repository Platforms and Metadata;

2) Metadata Production Systems;

3) Discovery Platforms;  

4) Interoperability.

The hosts of this year’s NADDI conference are the Health Research Data Repository ( and Faculty of Nursing Research Office of the University of Alberta.

For more information please visit the conference website at:

For immediate inquiries or additional information at this time please contact the conference Chair, James Doiron (