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Easy DDI Organizer (EDO): Metadata management and survey planning tool based on DDI-Lifecycle

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Akira Motegi
University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Science

We will introduce a metadata managing software project launched at Social Science Japan Data Archive (SSJDA), which is affiliated with Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo. The aim of the project is to develop Easy DDI Organizer (EDO), a metadata managing software which helps researchers to edit and manage metadata based on Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) 3.1. The implementation of DDI 3.1 consitutes one of the greatest features of EDO, in which researchers can record metadata such as study purpose, sampling procedure, mode of data collection, questions, question sequence, variable descriptions, and bibliographic information along with the scheme of data lifecycle. File-import/export function is another salient feature of EDO. It supports importing variable level metadata from SPSS files and exporting codebook and questionnaire. Our poster session will introduce the context and features of EDO with some demonstrations provided. We will also discuss its future improvements such as public release and other function enhancements.

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