NADDI 2019

{ Benefits of Describing Statistical Production and Variables }

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Pre-Conference Workshops: April 24, 2019

Conference: April 25 & 26, 2019

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 Conference, NADDI 2019 will be a two day conference (April 25-26) with invited and contributed presentations, and should be of interest to both researchers and data professionals in the official statistics, social sciences and other disciplines. A full day of training sessions will precede the conference (April 24th).

Conference Theme: Benefits of Describing Statistical Production and Variables.

    Registration Options (2 day, April 25 & 26)
  • $175 USD Early Rate (Prior to March 29th)
  • $225 USD (After March 29th)
    Training workshops (1 day, April 24)
  • Included with conference registration

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission closes - January 21, 2019
  • Notification of abstract acceptance - January 28, 2019
  • Early rate registration closes - March 29, 2019
  • Registration deadline - April 19, 2019

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an open metadata standard for describing data and specifying data collection activities. DDI's principle 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.

Call for Papers

The theme for NADDI 2019, Benefits of Describing Statistical Production and Variables, emphasizes the benefits of using metadata to drive efficiencies in a research data lifecycle, as well as promote subsequent re-use of end data products.

Aimed at individuals working in and around data and metadata, NADDI 2019 seeks submissions of presentations and posters that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, official statistics, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives.

Presentation, Paper, and Poster Submissions : Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words using this application form.

Workshop Proposals: NADDI will hold one or more workshops on April 24th. Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words using this application form and specify the submission is a workshop in the abstract.

  • Workshop: 3 hours
  • Oral Presentations
    • 15 min presentation plus 5-10 minutes for question/discussion. Recommended maximum of two people presenting.
    • 35 min presentation plus 5-10 minutes for question/discussion. Recommended maximum of three people presenting.
  • Posters: Will be displayed throughout the conference with a dedicated session in the conference program for presentation and discussion. Recommended poster dimensions are 3' high x 4' wide (36" x 48").

The host site of this year's conference is at the Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.


Ottawa Suite Hotel suites are fully furnished with comfortable easy chairs/couches, long desk-tables and large flat screen televisions. Every suite has a fully equipped kitchen with a place setting for four, including everything you need to prepare a home-cooked meal.

  • 43 Executive rooms at a rate of CAD $126 +17.52% tax (MAT+HST) per night.
  • 42 Signature suites at a rate of CAD $134 +17.52% tax (MAT+HST) per night.

Rooms are reserved April 23 to 26. You can call 1-800-363-1777, Group code: NADDI

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Training Workshops

Training workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 24th and participants can attend one morning session and one afternoon session. View the program to see the topics, instructors and abstracts.


Organizing Committee

Barry T. Radler

UW-Madison Institute on Aging

Dan Smith


Jeremy Iverson


William Block

Cornell CISER

Jared Lyle


James Doiron

University of Alberta

Flavio Rizzolo

Statistics Canada

Program Committee

James Doiron

University of Alberta

Ron Nakao

Stanford University

Barry T. Radler

UW-Madison Institute on Aging

William Block

Cornell CISER

Larry Hoyle

University of Kansas

Jared Lyle


Florio Arguillas

Cornell CISER

Amber Leahey

Scholars Portal

Jane Fry

Carleton University

See You at NADDI 2019

A wonderful city. A wonderful conference.

Statistics Canada
Tunney's Pasture area
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada