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Metadata management and production system for empirical socio-economic research

Objective

The project develops a Metadata Management and Production System for simple to complex Social Science surveys, based on the comprehensive experiences of the partners and analysis of user needs. Preservation and publication of metadata for a growing comparative database are central for validation and cumulation of knowledge based on empirical evidence. It enables data producers and providers to manage small to large collections of metadata, especially to make metadata capture at the source more efficient. MetaDater supports management and production tasks for existing and new databases. This includes the transfer of metadata to user front-ends. MetaDater is an infrastructure instrument to supply researchers with reliable, high quality, standardized and durable information about Social Science Survey data. It helps to enhance the general quality of metadata in social research and facilitate access to comparative databases.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KOELNER GESELLSCHAFT FUER SOZIALFORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
40,Bachemer Strasse 40
41960 Koeln
Germany

Participants (6)

DANSK DATA ARKIV
Denmark
Address
Islandsgade, 10
5000 Odense C
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
Greece
Address
14-18 Messogheion Avenue
115 27 Athens
NORWEGIAN SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA SERVICES
Norway
Address
22,Holmboesgate 22
5007 Bergen
ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Netherlands
Address
Joan Muyskenweg 25
1090 HC Amsterdam
SWISS INFORMATION AND DATA ARCHIVE SERVICE FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Switzerland
Address
Ruelle Vaucher 13
2000 Neuchatel
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester