Sanda IonescuSanda Ionescu

Documentation Specialist Senior, Data Curation Services
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

  • Phone: 734-615-7890
  • Email: sandai@umich.edu

Brief Biography

Sanda Ionescu has been with ICPSR since 1999, working to implement and support the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) — an XML-based specification for social science data documentation. She manages DDI-related projects and serves as the ICPSR representative in the Expert Committee of the DDI Alliance. At ICPSR she is also part of a team that provides user support for data and documentation issues. Within the DDI Alliance she participates in the efforts to develop and promote the DDI standard, and leads the Controlled Vocabularies working group that produces classifications for study- and variable-level metadata. She holds an MA in Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a BA in English and French from the University of Bucharest, Romania.

Selected Papers and Presentations

Ionescu, Sanda, et al (2010). “Using DDI 3 for Comparison.” DDI Working Paper Series, ISSN 2153-8247. (PDF Document 295 KB) (http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/DDIUseCases03).

Ionescu, Sanda (2009). “Creating a DDI Profile.” DDI Working Paper Series, ISSN 2153-8247. (PDF Document 160KB) (http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/DDIBestPractices06).

Ionescu, Sanda (2013). “Collaborative Research: Metadata Portal for the Social Sciences.” Presented at the annual IASSIST conference, Cologne, Germany, May 29-31, 2013.

Ionescu, Sanda (2011). “Question and Variable Databases: An Overview and Comparison of Current Applications.” Presented at the annual CESSDA Expert Seminar, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 20-22, 2011.

Ionescu, Sanda (2011). “Data Exploration at ICPSR: The Social Science Variables Database.” Presented at the annual IASSIST conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 1-3, 2011.

Ionescu, Sanda (2011). “Controlled Vocabularies: A New Product of the DDI Alliance.” Presented at the annual IASSIST conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 1-3, 2011.

Ionescu, Sanda (2008). “DDI 3: New Features, Advantages, and Challenges.” Presented at the annual CESSDA Expert Seminar, Odense, Denmark, 11-12 September 2008.

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