Nigeria: University of Ibadan joins community of academic-based survey data platforms (April 2015)
The ADP together with the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV) held a data documentation workshop to promote the data documentation standard (DDI).This was a first step in producing an academic archive. The University intends to manage their research studies using the NADA tool developed by the IHSN. The workshop was undertaken from April 20-22.Six survey datasets were documented and disseminated on the Survey Data Platform, see: http://nada.ui.edu.ng/ .CESDEV (http://cesdev.ui.edu.ng/) joins a growing community of academic-based archives interested in promoting their studies. The workshop was attended by 11 persons with the Project Coordinator, Dr Olawale Olayide, assuring the establishment of the archive. It is hoped that this may form the first effort in sharing of research data between universities and foster exchanges in metadata. The workshop was facilitated by former staff member of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Ms Adepeju Akinsanya. Assistance in posting to the data archive was provided by Mr. Biniyam Tadesse from Ethiopia.