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ready Data Documentation Initiative Lifecycle (DDI-Lifecycle)

Abbreviation: DDI-L

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Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Lifecycle (DDI-Lifecycle, DDI-L) is designed to document and manage data across the entire life cycle, from conceptualization to data publication, analysis and beyond. The freely available international DDI standards describe data that result from observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. DDI is used to document data in over 80 countries of the world. It encompasses all of the DDI-Codebook specification and extends it. Based on XML Schemas, DDI-Lifecycle is modular and extensible.

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The data documentation initiative: a preservation standard for research

Rasmussen KB, Blank G
Archival Science 2007

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The Data Documentation Initiative The Value and Significance of a Worldwide Standard

Blank G
Social Science Computer Review 2004

Data Documentation Initiative: Toward a Standard for the Social Sciences

Mary Vardigan, Pascal Heus, Wendy Thomas
International Journal of Digital Curation 2008

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