Workshop Report: Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics, 24 – 28 September 2018, Wadern, Germany

A workshop to increase training capacity on DDI was hosted at the internationally renowned computer science institute at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany and organized by Joachim Wackerow (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences).  The workshop instructors were Jon Johnson, Dan Smith, and Wendy Thomas, with Arofan Gregory as a volunteer.  The DDI Alliance paid the GESIS workshop fees for all participants.

The workshop drew 18 participants from 16 organizations representing 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Malawi, Norway, Romania, Sweden, UK, and the United States. 

The participants worked through existing training material to build modular training materials. Participants were very motivated and worked often in working groups on specific topics. The resulting slide decks cover core areas of DDI and are, as far as possible, version-agnostic. 

All workshop participants promise to conduct a DDI training within the next year.

Wiki site of the workshop:

The output documents are available at:

A subset of the workshop participants have volunteered to continue developing the training materials. The goals are to share the reusable materials with the new trainers and promote these materials on the DDI Alliance website for further reuse and self-guided training.

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