Technical data preparation of the microcensus, the largest-scale annually-conducted household survey in Europe

Project Management

  • Project Lead: Dr. Bernhard Schimpl-Neimanns
  • Duration: 6 years (2010 - 2016)
  • Project Members: 5
  • Responsibility: technical responsibility of the project


  • Documentation of the technical data preparation process in form of UML diagrams, detection of weaknesses, suggestion of solutions and their realization
  • Conceptual further development and implementation of
    (1) transformations between diverse data models (XML, SPSS, Stata, SAS),
    (2) the process generating multiple views on metadata (PDF, HTML), and
    (3) the import of the results into the relational database of a web application

Core Technologies

XML, XSLT, XSL-FO, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScipt, jQuery, UML, Scrum, SPSS, Stata, SAS