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Introductory training in data archiving at the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and Jordanian Department of Statistics (DOS)

The Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) based in Amman hosted a 5-day Microdata Management Toolkit training. Five (5) representatives from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and 3 representatives from the Department of Statistics (DOS), Jordan attended the training. The group archived 5 surveys and was also exposed to the National Data Archive software.

PCBS has over 100 surveys that are currently available on-line yet they are not in the DDI format. As a result of the training, the PCBS will plan to put their survey archive into the DDI and browsable using the web based National Data Archive (NADA) application.

A presentation was also done to the management of the DOS in Amman to introduce them to the DDI and good practices in data archiving.

On the photo: Participants at the training. From left to right: Mr. Ashraf Samara (PCBS), Ms. Eman Al Da’ja (DOS); Mr. Khalid Kawajah (AITRS); Mr. Hussein Mugamis (PCBS); Ms. Amer Waafa (DOS); and Mr. Mohammed Qalalwa (PCBS).