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CED2AR

Owner: 
Description: 

CED2AR (pronounced as cedar), or the Comprehensive Extensible Data Documentation and Access Repository, is a lightweight DDI 2.5 repository. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), under grant #1131848 and developed by the Cornell Node of the NSF Census Research Network (NCRN).

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Cornell University
Contact email: 
ced2ar-devs-l@cornell.edu
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
2.5
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Win64
Linux32
Linux64
Macintosh
Programming/scripting languages used: 
Java, JavaScript, XQuery
Support Available: 
Community-driven support
DDI version(s) supported: 
2.5
Type: 
Tool
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes

DBKfree

Description: 

The Data Catalogue (DBK) of the GESIS Data Archive holds study descriptions of all archived studies. The software DBKEdit for maintenance and DBKSearch for research in these holdings was developed by the GESIS Data Archive to make this service available. DBKEdit und DBKSearch are distributed as DBKfree to be used by others. Thus, interested users are able to describe their own catalogues on the basis of that and publish them on the web. (Sorry, DBKEdit is German only at the moment).

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen
Name(s) of institution(s): 
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Contact email: 
Wolfgang.Zenk-Moeltgen@gesis.org
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
1.8
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Win64
Other system requirements: 
MySQL, IIS
Programming/scripting languages used: 
Active Server Pages (ASP), javascript
Support Available: 
Free, to any user
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.0
2.1
Type: 
Tool
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
No

Dataset Documentation Manager

Owner: 
Description: 

Developed by the Data Archive of GESIS, this tool imports SPSS data files; allows documentation of questions, sub-questions and answers; enables language-specific documentation; shows two languages concurrently on the screen; permits reuse of question documentation; exports into a DDI 2-compatible format, for Nesstar or long-term preservation; and exports into a DDI 3-compatible format, supporting enhanced publications.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Alexander Mühlbauer
Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen
Name(s) of institution(s): 
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Contact email: 
Wolfgang.Zenk-Moeltgen@gesis.org
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
2.5
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Programming/scripting languages used: 
Visual Basic 6
Support Available: 
Free, to any user
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.0
2.1
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
No

Questasy

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Description: 

Questasy is a web application developed to manage the documentation and dissemination of data and metadata for panel surveys. It manages questions and variables, including question reuse across multiple studies and longitudinal panels. It also manages concepts, publications, study information, and more. For administrators and project managers, Questasy provides an intuitive interface for managing the metadata. Questasy tracks downloads, and also easily integrates with web tracking applications (such as Google Analytics) to provide detailed statistics on site usage. For researchers, Questasy provides a fast, customizable, easy-to-use web interface for browsing and searching the metadata, and downloading the data. Researchers can also select the variables they are interested in and download a "custom basket" of variables, complete with a custom codebook for their selection. Codebooks are generated in both HTML for browsing and PDF for download/printing.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Alerk Amin
Edwin de Vet
Bart van Nieuwburg
Name(s) of institution(s): 
CentERdata
Contact email: 
e.balster@uvt.nl
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
4.2.1
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Other system requirements: 
Web Server (such as Apache) with PHP Database (such as MySQL)
Programming/scripting languages used: 
PHP, using the cakePHP framework
Support Available: 
For-fee
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.0
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
No

Nesstar Publisher

Owner: 
Description: 

Nesstar Publisher is an advanced data management program. It consists of data and metadata conversion and editing tools, enabling the user to prepare these materials for publication and make such resources available to a wider audience. The program allows users to enhance datasets by combining a wide range of catalog and contextual information. Users are given, for example, complete control over the structure of the metadata within internationally recognized data documentation schema, including inserting Web links and URLs that can be viewed within the Nesstar Web client. Nesstar Publisher also allows merging of DDI documents containing markup for different sections of the DDI for the same study. This is especially useful for merging in variable description information generated from SPSS/SAS data definition statements or export files with study descriptions and question text.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Norwegian Social Science Data Services
Contact email: 
nesstar-support@nesstar.com
Availability: 
In production
Latest Version: 
4.0
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Win64
Programming/scripting languages used: 
C++, Java
Support Available: 
For-fee
DDI version(s) supported: 
1.x
2.1
Exports DDI XML: 
Yes
Imports DDI XML: 
Yes

Colectica Portal

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Description: 

Colectica Portal is a web application, powered by Colectica Repository, which enables data and metadata publication and discovery. License: Commercial

Creator(s)
Name(s) of individual author(s)/programmer(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
via http://www.colectica.com/contact
Availability: 
In production
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Other
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.1
3.2
Type: 
Software

Colectica Repository

Description: 

Colectica Repository is a centralized storage system for managing DDI data resources, enabling collaborative DDI-based workflows, and providing automatic version control.

Creator(s)
Name(s) of institution(s): 
Colectica
Contact email: 
via http://www.colectica.com/contact
Availability: 
In production
Operating system requirements
Supported Operating Systems: 
Win32
Support Available: 
For-fee
DDI version(s) supported: 
3.1
3.2
Type: 
Software