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1 Welcome to ODaF Europe 2009 International Data Service Center Institute for the Study of Labor Bonn, Germany April 2nd-3rd 2009

2 Agenda Day 1 –ODaF overview / activities –Meeting theme –Presentations IZA, ongoing projects, enhanced publications, SDMX Day 2 –Discussions –Actions / Next Steps

3 The Open Data Foundation Overview

4 Why ODaF? US based non-profit organization established in 2006 Issues –Data quality, accessibility, discoverability is highly dependent on quality of metadata / documentation –Standards & technology are available, willingness is there –Need coordinated efforts, tools, technology expertise, best practices ODaF umbrella to bring together stakeholders and technology experts –Complement existing initiatives –Operates at national and international levels (global standards and tools) –Partners: NSO, data archives, RDC, academic/research, international organizations, technology vendors Overall objective (impact): –Better data to support evidence based policy and project monitoring –Data measures the health of nations, crucial given economical climate and population growth estimates

5 Mission Foster the understanding of data and metadata management standards and technologies; Provide technological expertise to agencies in their respective area of activity Fill the information technology gaps by supporting the development of open source tools Play a central role in networking together individuals and organizations that often work in isolation rather than try to solve common challenges together Promote the production of open data –Well documented, discoverable, accessible for analysis, respect statistical principles / legislation (privacy)

6 Activities Support standards –DDI, SDMX, and others –Best practices Networking –Virtual, conference participation, event organization, IASSIST sponsor Projects –NORC Virtual DE, –Tools development (DExT, DDI-TP, SDMX Browser, etc.) Infrastructure –Open source repository, DDI Tools, DDI Mantis References –Paper, trainings, presentation

7 Who is ODaF Directors –Ernie Boyko – Past President of the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) –Rune Gloersen - Head of Information Technology, Statistics Norway –Robert Glushko, PhD - Member of the OASIS Board of Directors, and the founder and leader of Berkeley's Center for Document Engineering Advisors Management Team –Arofan Gregory –Rob Grim –Pascal Heus –Jostein Ryssevik (position open) 60+ individual members (mailing list) –Membership is at individual level (free) –Sponsored by other member

8 Who is ODaF Board o Advisors –Nikos Askitas - Institute for the Study of Labour, Germany –Sandra Cannon - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System –Gilles Collette- Visual Communications, Pan-American Health Organization (WHO) –Daniel Gillman - US Bureau of Labor Statistics –Eduardo Gutentag - Member of the the OASIS Board of Directors –Paul Johanis - Statistics Canada (retired) –Graeme Oakley - Australian Bureau of Statistics –Dr. Andrew Nelson - Joint Research Centre of the European Commission –Ken Miller- UK Data Archive / Economic and Social Data Service –Duane Nickull- Chair, OASIS SOA Reference Architecture TC –Juraj Riecan - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) –Gerard Salou - European Central Bank –Professor Bo Sundgren, Ph.D - Statistics Sweden –Wendy Thomas - Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota –Wendy Watkins - Data Centre Coordinator, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre, Carleton University Library

9 ODaF and XML standards Need a collection of standards Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) – survey / administrative microdata Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange standard (SDMX) – aggregated data / time series ISO/IEC – concept management and semantic modeling ISO – Geographical metadata METS – packaging/archiving of digital objects PREMIS – Archival lifecycle metadata XBRL – business reporting Dublin Core – citation metadata Support work on mappings

10 Recent and ongoing Activities Projects –NORC Data Enclave Virtual enclave (NIST, USDA, Kaufmann, NSF, others) –Completed DDI DExT (UKDA) –Contributed to DDI-FTP Events –ODaF EU and North America 2008 –IASSIST 08, METIS 2008, FedCAsic 08 & 09, Wiesbaden wokshop (DDI/SDMX), Joint Statistical Meetings (Denver) –Canadian Research Data Center, FedStats, Dagstuhl (training at experts), NORC Metadata workshop Papers –RatSWD Working Paper 57-9 on Metadata

11 Planned activities SDMX Startup guides SDMX Users forum SDMX registry ISO d edition registry Research Web 2.0 technologies DDI Europe and North America users groups Virtual Research and Collaborative Center IASSIST 2009 and other conferences DDI / SDMX adoption by vendors Papers –DDI 3, Standard mappings Small projects –SPSS web based converter, Stata reader, DDI3 web based scheme editors (classifications, concepts, universe, etc), ODaF DeXtris 2.0, contributions to the DDI-FTP

12 Challenges Glow into a group o active individual in next 3-5 years Resources –Fill open manager position –Identify new director(s) –Need more activities/contributions from members (sustain activities, mailing list) Funding –Currently operates on about USD $50K/year + in kind contributions –Need to increase revenues from projects (15% overhead) –Need funding sources –Larger organization / events will require larger budget

13 ODaF Q&A

14 ODaF Europe 2009 Metadata in research data centers

15 ODaF EU 2009 Topics –Metadata: production, ingestion, archival, digital resources, project, researcher –Enhanced Publications –Standard mappings –Others… Life cycle metadata –Data food chain: from microdata to aggregated time series / indicators –Need multiple standards Production, Archival, Research, Resources, Packaging, Project, etc. metadata –Maintain linkages Across domains With unstructured knowledge

16 New focus on Researcher metadata What is it? –how data is being discovered and used –the research process –the research outputs (enhanced publications) –the new knowledge regarding the data and the research topics –the research profile and behavior Recently (past 2-3 years) started to get attention from metadata producers/archives –before, they were busy putting together their own metadata) and specification like the DDI 3

17 How to capture researcher metadata? Automated: in the background, by metadata aware software applications Semi-automated: using wizards, quick feedback tools, parsing statistical source code, etc. (requires a small user or administrator intervention) Manual: where the user itself provides all the information (like documents its data, describes its publication, etc.) Note that for the later two cases we need (should) to provide incentives for the researcher research metadata capture is realistic to capture in an RDC environment –it is closed and we control everything that goes in and out –we can observe the user behavior (automated capture) –we can require some information to provided as an RDC access/use condition

18 Benefits Meet the replication standard (Gary King, Improve quality of outputs (automated production of documentation/citation, better data consistency) Time saving: data discovery, script generator, document generator, code reuse, citation generator, etc. Facilitate –preservation of their work –peer review (can be a metadata driven process, simple feedback mechanism can be implemented). –dissemination of their work (well documented enhanced publications can be distributed automatically, registered in citations database, etc.) –use of their work by others (and self) Foster collaboration Incentives for the RDC and data providers such as: –feedback from users –understanding of how the data is begin used –copy of research outputs and secondary data r r

19 ODa 2009 Presentations The IDSC of IZA: Past, Present and Future [Nikos Askitas, IZA] Concept Hierarchy Assisted News in Economics [Georgios Tassoukis, IZA) The European Values Study and its metadata: stock taking and the future [Ruud Luijkx, U. Tilburg] The DRIVER initiative for networking repositories [Wolfram Horstman, DRIVER] Enhanced publications [Thomas Place, U. Tilburg] The DatapluS Enhanced Publications Editor [Bart van Nieuwburg, CenERData] Data Documentation and Dissemination with Questasy [Alerk Amin, CenERData] Open access and research data [John Doove, SURF] Overview, importance and benefits of SDMX registries [Arofan Gregory, ODaF] SDMX at the European Central Bank [Gerard Salou / Xavier Sosnovsky, ECB] Virtual Research and Collaborative Center [Pascal Heus, ODaF/NORC] Developments of the Data Infrastructure in Germany since the end of the 90s [Hilmar Schneider, IZA]

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