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Metadata Portal for the Social Sciences (Meta-SSS)

Organization Name: 
ANES, NORC, ICPSR, Metadata Technology
Project Type: 
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The objectives of this pilot project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (Collaborative Research: Metadata Portal for the Social Sciences, SES-1229957) under the Metadata for Long-standing Large-Scale Social Science Surveys (META-SSS) program, are:

  • To develop rich, structured metadata compliant with the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) standard for two premier time series studies in the social sciences — the GSS and the ANES
  • To showcase tools that can be built upon the foundation of rich metadata
  • To analyze and improve the projects’ workflows to capture more metadata at the source