Index/Search

GESIS DDI Search

Description: 

The DDI Search enables search and browse for questions, variables and study documentation in multiple languages. It is based on an open source technology stack that integrates search, comparison and re-use of survey questions for social scientists. DDI Search demonstrates how institutions can set up a fully automated workflow to aggregate metadata, build a search index, offer a rich search user interface on the resulting question banks. From a social scientists point of view, it demonstrate how to find questions in one's area of interest, compare candidates including answer options and language variants, transfer selected questions into the GESIS Questionnaire Editor and proceed
to conducting the survey in an online survey tool.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Thomas Krämer
Claus-Peter Klas
Oliver Hopt
Alexander Mühlbauer
Name(s) of institution(s): 
GESIS - Leibniz institute for the social sciences
Availability: 
Beta release
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Other
If other, please describe:: 
None, because dockerized
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.2
Type: 
Tool

CED2AR

Owner: 
Description: 

CED2AR (pronounced as cedar), or the Comprehensive Extensible Data Documentation and Access Repository, is a lightweight DDI 2.5 repository. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), under grant #1131848 and developed by the Cornell Node of the NSF Census Research Network (NCRN).

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Cornell University
Contact email: 
ced2ar-devs-l@cornell.edu
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
2.5
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Win64
Linux32
Linux64
Macintosh
Programming/scripting languages used: 
Java, JavaScript, XQuery
Support Available: 
Community-driven support
DDI version(s) supported: 
2.5
Type: 
Tool
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes

Colectica Reader

Description: 

Colectica Reader is a free tool to view DDI 3 metadata.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
support@colectica.com
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
4.1
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Win64
Support Available: 
Free, to any user
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.1
3.2
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes

Colectica Designer

Description: 

Colectica Designer is a visual DDI metadata editor and survey questionnaire designer. It interacts with Colectica Repository to provide advanced data management functionality. Colectica Designer complements existing systems by importing and generating various forms of data, documentation, and source code.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Jeremy Iverson
Dan Smith
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
via http://www.colectica.com/contact
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
3.0.1932
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Support Available: 
Free, for limited time
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.0
2.1
2.5
3.1
3.2
3.3
Type: 
Software
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes

Colectica Portal

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Description: 

Colectica Portal is a web application, powered by Colectica Repository, which enables data and metadata publication and discovery. License: Commercial

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
via http://www.colectica.com/contact
Availability: 
In production
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Other
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.1
3.2
3.3
Type: 
Software

Colectica Repository

Description: 

Colectica Repository is a centralized storage system for managing DDI data resources, enabling collaborative DDI-based workflows, and providing automatic version control.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
via http://www.colectica.com/contact
Availability: 
In production
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Support Available: 
For-fee
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.1
3.2
3.3
Type: 
Software

DDI Index

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Owner: 
Description: 

DDI Index is a Java/Javascript application that provides indexing and searching of XML files created in DDI (Data Documentation initiative) format. Searching and indexing is done using the Lucene search engine library. DDI Index was written by the Australian Social Science Data Archive in 2006 and is distributed under the Apache license.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Australian Social Science Data Archive
Contact email: 
to be verified
Availability: 
Unknown
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Other
If other, please describe:: 
to be verified
DDI version(s) supported: 
2.1
Type: 
Software