NADDI 2013 Program Now Available

The program for the first annual North American Data Documentation Initiative (NADDI) Conference is now available at:
The NADDI Conference will take place on April 2 and 3 in Lawrence, Kansas and registration is now open.  Please register by March 5, 2013. A reduced registration rate is available for a limited number of graduate students.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jay Greenfield of Booz Allen Hamilton where he is the semantic architect for a DDI Lifecycle based metadata system that supports the National Children's Study (NCS).
DDI is an international data standard for the observation and measurement of human activity. Although primarily used by quantitative social scientists, an increasing number of scientists in other disciplines are embracing DDI to document and manage their data and metadata. More information about DDI is available at:
The conference will be informative, interesting, and educational. There will be presentations on the use of DDI in research programs and data repositories, developments with DDI and demonstrations of new DDI tools. The NADDI Conference is an opportunity for those using DDI and those interested in learning more about it to come together and learn from each other. Patterned after the successful European DDI conference (EDDI), the conference will of interest to both researchers and data professionals in the social sciences and other disciplines.
Following the conference, on April 4, 2013, there will be a full day of training on the use of DDI. More information about the training is available at:
Major funding for the conference has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. More information about the foundation is available here: .
The conference is hosted and sponsored by the Institute for Policy & Social Research ( ),  KU Libraries (, the DDI Alliance (