Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pre-Conference Workshops: April 6, 2016
Conference: April 7 & 8, 2016
The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) is an opportunity for those using metadata standards and those interested in learning more to come together and learn from each other. Modeled on the successful European DDI User Conference, NADDI 2016 will be a two day conference (April 7-8) with invited and contributed presentations, and should be of interest to both researchers and data professionals in the social sciences and other disciplines. A full day of training sessions will precede the conference (April 6th).
Conference Theme: Document, Discover, and Interoperate.
Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an open metadata standard for describing data and data collection activities. DDI's principal goal is making research metadata machine-actionable. The specification can document and manage different stages of data lifecycles, such as conceptualization, collection, processing, analysis, distribution, discovery, repurposing, and archiving.
NADDI is about sharing stories and discoveries. Share your experiences.
Abstracts will be accepted through the registration system but you will not be officially registered for the NADDI Conference nor will payment be required.
Please note your Confirmation Number on the summary page as this will be required to re-enter the registration system once you receive notification of whether your abstract was accepted. All presenters are required to pay registration fees by March 18, 2016.
The host of this year's conference is the Health Research Data Repository (HRDR), supported by the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. The Health Research Data Repository (HRDR) is a secure and confidential virtual research environment (VRE) created to support health related research projects, to support collaboration across research disciplines, to house health research data and meta-data throughout their life-cycle, and to promote the secondary use and re-purposing of health research data.
The HRDR also has a mandate to promote and offer educational opportunities regarding research data management best practices. The mission of the Health Research Data Repository (HRDR) is to stimulate both qualitative and quantitative health related research while building a collaborative culture of respect relating to data management and confidentiality.
The conference will be held at the Lister Center, conveniently located on the University of Alberta campus and nestled between the bends of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River.
There are two options for accommodations on the University of Alberta campus, and within the immediate vicinity of the NADDI 2016 conference venue. Both options are within walking distance to many wonderful amenities located within the historic Garneau and Old Strathcona districts including a variety of shops, bistros, restaurants, and the beautiful Edmonton river valley.
Premium suite rooms with a kitchenette at the Campus Tower Suite Hotel at a starting cost of $179/night (CAD)
Quote group code ACT-GFC2147 when booking online or via phone at 1-877-221-3989. Room block release date is March 2nd, 2016.
Rooms at the Lister Hall conference venue at a rate of $99/night (CAD), with options including: Queen guest rooms, Queen with sofa bed guest rooms, and two double beds guest rooms.
Please complete the reservation form and fax to 780-492-5597 or phone 780-492-6056 and identify the group name of "NADDI User Conference". Room block release date is March 5th, 2016.
Contact the conference chair to become an official sponsor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the NADDI 2016 Sponsorship/Partner Package
When you register for the conference, you will have the option to contribute $50 to ensure the viability of this and future NADDI conferences. Community Sponsors are acknowledged in the program, and can optionally have their names and a web link displayed on the conference website.
Dr. Larry Hoyle
Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas
Larry is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) at the University of Kansas. He has been involved in several of the DDI Moving Forward Sprints and is currently a member of six of the Moving Forward Project teams. He also serves on the DDI Moving Forward Advisory committee and the DDI Technical committee. Larry was the chair of the first NADDI Conference in 2013University of Alberta.
Dr. Lawrence Richer
Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Associate Director, Women and Children's Health Research Institute
Training workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 6 and participants can attend one morning session and one afternoon session. Click here to see the topics, instructors and abstracts.
Click here to view the At-A Glance schedule for the workshops and conference. Please note this is subject to change.
University of Alberta
University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing
University of Alberta
University of Alberta
Barry T. Radler
UW-Madison Institute on Aging
University of Kansas
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