LIS METadata Information System (METIS) has been launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of the LIS METadata Information System (METIS), a powerful search tool that documents the structure and content of the LIS and LWS Databases.

METIS is a simple and practical point of entry to our complex microdata. It provides immediate access to our comprehensive documentation, without the need for scrolling through hundreds of documents. METIS replaces the current documentation system which, after many years, had become archaic.

Through a new Web Interface, it is now possible to identify, browse, aggregate, and export information about the LIS and LWS Databases.

Our new documentation system:

  • includes generic, dataset-specific, and variable-specific information that can be located with a few clicks;
  • allows users to retrieve and export information based on search queries that can be customized according to users’ needs.

METIS capitalizes on exciting new technologies and on the strengths of the LIS/LWS microdata, thus better enabling and promoting the highest quality social science research.
Before conducting empirical analyses using our microdata, we strongly encourage our data users to consult METIS and the documentation that it contains.

January 12, 2017 | News