Preservation Standards

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  • The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Expressed in XML, the DDI metadata specification supports the entire research data life cycle. DDI metadata accompanies and enables data conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution, discovery, analysis, repurposing, and archiving (http://ddi.icpsr.umich.edu/what)