The Open Data Foundation

The Open Data Foundation provides a place where the members of different communities can come together and work on the alignment of technology standards and software tools which will facilitate visibility and re-use of data at all levels of the statistical information chain. By promoting automated access to statistical data and metadata in this way, better decision-making becomes possible in many fields of research and policy-making.

Open Data Foundation

  • "Generic Longitudinal Business Process Model: Documenting the Helix", Ingo Barkow, William Block, Jay Greenfield, Arofan Gregory, Marcel Hebing, Larry Hoyle, and Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen, Feb 2013 (PDF)
  • "The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI): An Introduction for National Statistical Institutes", Arofan Gregory, Open Data Foundation, Jul 2011 (PDF)
  • "Open Data and Metadata Standards: Should We Be Satisfied with 'Good Enough'?", Arofan Gregory, Open Data Foundation, Jun 2011 (PDF)
  • "Maximizing the Potential of Data: Modern IT Tools, Best Practices, and Metadata Standards for SBE Sciences", Pascal Heus, Arofan Gregory, NSF SBE 2020 paper #258, Oct 2010 (PDF | WWW )
  • "The Web of Linked Data: Realizing the Potential for the Social Sciences", Arofan Gregory (ODaF), Mary Vardigan (ICPSR), NSF SBE 2020 paper #186, Oct 2010 (PDF | WWW )
  • "Metadata", Arofan Gregory, Pascal Heus, Jostein Ryssevik, Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD), Working Paper 57, March 2009 (PDF)
  • "Data Access in a Cyber World: Making Use of Cyberinfrastructure", Julia Lane (NSF), Tim Mulcahy (NORC), Pascal Heus (ODaF), Transactions on Data Privacy (TDP), Volume 1, Issue 1, 2008 (PDF | WWW)
  • "Data Documentation Initiative: Toward a Standard for the Social Sciences", Mary Vardigan (ICPSR), Pascal Heus (ODaF), Wendy Thomas (MPC), International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 3, No 1, Aug 2008 (PDF|Abstract)
  • "DDI and SDMX", Arofan Gregory (ODaF), Pascal Heus (ODaF), IDSC Workshop on comparability of DDI/SDMX, Wiesbaden, Germany, June 18th 2008 (Presentation)
  • "Managing social, behavioral and economic data and metadata: Guidelines for Tools Development and Recommendations for Operating Environment", Pascal Heus and contributors, Open Data Foundation, 2008 (PDF)
  • "Toward a Global Infrastructure for Data and Metadata: The Open Data Foundation ", Arofan Gregory (ODaF), presented at the XML 2007 Conference, Boston, MA, Dec 2007 (Presentation)
  • "Data Documentation Initiative: Toward a Standard for the Social Sciences", Mary Vardigan (ICPSR), Pascal Heus (ODaF), Wendy Thomas (MPC), presented at the 3rd International Digital Curation Conference, Washington, DC, Nov 2007 (Presentation)
  • Workshop on Metadata Standards and Best Practices, Pascal Heus (ODaF), hosted at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany, Nov 19-20, 2007
    - Session 1: Leveraging Metadata Standards in RDC
    - Session 2: Metadata specifications for socio-economic science and supporting initiatives
    - Session 3: Researcher Metadata in RDCs
    - Session 4: The Data Documentation Initiative - Technical Overview
    - Session 5: International Household Survey Network Microdata Management Toolkit
  • "Metadata challenges and solutions for socio-economic data", Pascal Heus (ODaF), presented at the 10th Annual Open Forum for Metadata Registries, New York, NY, July 9-11, 2007 (Presentation)
  • "DDI and SDMX: Complementary, Not Competing, Standards", A. Gregory, P. Heus, Open Data Foundation, July 2007 (Paper)
  • "Open Data and the Common Good - Technology Solutions for Difficult Challenges", Pascal Heus (ODaF), presented at the 10th IASSIST 33rd IASSIST conference, Montréal Québec, Canada, May 15-18, 2007 (Presentation)
  • "Metadata challenges and solutions for socio-economic data", Pascal Heus (ODaF), presented at the 11th Annual Federal CASIC Workshops, Washington, DC, March 6 - 8, 2007 (Presentation)

Standards related papers

Data related publications

  • "Managing Statistical Confidentiality & Microdata Access: PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES OF GOOD PRACTICE", UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE, 2007 (Paper )