ICPSR is honored to be one of the conference organizers and sponsors for the 2018 #NADDIConf April 4-6 in Washington

ICPSR is honored to help organize and sponsor the 2018 #NADDIConf, April 4-6 in Washington. ICPSR Director Margaret Levenstein is scheduled to moderate the keynote panel, and ICPSR's Jared Lyle is director of the DDI Alliance. 


Registration is now open for the 6th Annual North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI).  The conference theme is "Benefits of Describing National Statistics with Common Standards," which emphasizes the benefits of using metadata to drive efficiencies in a research data lifecycle, as well as promotes subsequent re-use of end data products, especially those generated by federal and national statistical agencies.  The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences.

Important Information

  • March 5: Early-bird registration deadline

  • Conference Dates: April 4-6, 2018

  • Conference Location: Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

NADDI 2018 Agenda

A distinguished plenary panel will open NADDI 2018 on April 5th.  Dr. Maggie Levenstein, Director of the Inter-university Consortium of Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, will moderate a discussion comprised of the following discussants:

  • Dr. John M. Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology & Chief Scientist, U.S. Census Bureau; Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Economics, Cornell University

  • Dr. Robert M. Groves, Executive Vice President and Provost, Georgetown University; Director, U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2012

  • Dr. John H. Thompson, Executive Director, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS); Director, U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017; CEO, NORC at the University of Chicago, 2008-2013

Pre-conference workshops will be held on April 4th, with the main conference held April 5-6.  The full agenda is on the conference web site.

How to Register

Registration is found on the conference web site.  The deadline for early-bird registration is March 5, 2018.

Feb 14, 2018

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