2021 Virtual CSDI Workshop

Given there is so much uncertainty in how Covid19 will unfold in the foreseeable future, the 2021 CSDI Workshop will be a virtual event, with a mixture of pre-recorded presentations and live panel discussions. The preliminary format will be as follows:

  • From March 15th to April 1st, attendees will be able to view recorded presentations and submit questions to the author(s) via a discussion forum
  • On April 2nd, there will be three live panel discussions on overarching 3MC topics (see list below) at various times throughout the day to accommodate different time zones
  • After each live panel, there will be a virtual social event where you can connect with other attendees
  • If you have an accepted abstract from the canceled 2020 Workshop, please feel free to resubmit, or you can submit a new abstract
  • The 2021 Workshop is free!  
    • For those of you who chose to apply the 2020 Workshop fee to the 2021 Workshop, we will be refunding your payment

There are three types of presentations:

  1. Pre-recorded  individual presentation
    1. 15 – 20 minutes presentation
  2. Pre-recorded panel session – this option requires the session organizer to submit an abstract for each presentation in the panel session
    1. 3-5 presentations
    2. 15 – 20 minutes for each presentation
  3. Live panel session – this option requires the session organizer to submit an abstract for each presentation in the panel session
    1. Three presentations
    2. 20 minutes for each presentation
    3. 20 minute live discussion  

To submit your abstract (up to 300 words), please use this link: Submit Abstract

The current schedule is preliminary and will be confirmed once the abstracts are selected.

For your convenience, here is a list of important dates: 

  • December 21, 2020 – Abstracts due 
  • January 21, 2021 – Abstract notification sent and online registration opens
  • March 1st, 2021 – Recorded presentations submitted 
  • March 15th, 2021 –Pre-recorded presentations and discussion forums made available 
  • April 2nd, 2021 – Live panel discussions

Suggested Topics

  • Equivalency measures
  • Achieving comparability
  • Questionnaire development and testing
  • Translation, adaptation and assessment
  • Minimizing measurement error
  • Interviewer Effects
  • Sampling Innovations
  • Data collection challenges and solutions
  • Quality Control
  • Innovative uses of technology
  • Paradata use across the lifecycle
  • Metadata use
  • Comparative standard demographics
  • Data curation and dissemination
  • Comparative analyses 
  • Computational comparability measures