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The Microdata Library is a DDI compliant catalog (DDI is the international XML
metadata standard we use to document and catalog datasets). A dataset will only
be included in our catalog when we have DDI-compliant metadata. DDI metadata can
be generated by data producers using a specialized DDI metadata editor, such as
the free IHSN Microdata Manatgement Toolkit. In some cases, the microdata
Library generates the DDI metadata. The catalog is for any type of microdata
from low- and middle-income countries, for which metadata is available without
restriction, and for which data can be accessed free of charge under clearly
defined conditions (such as public use files, licensed files, or possibly in a data
- We reserve the right to include or not datasets submitted to us.
- People submitting datasets must have the legal authority to do so.
- We do not pay providers of data.