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Name of Group:
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International Blaise Users Group (IBUG)


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Contact person / organisation:

Hilde Degerdal
Statistics Norway
hde@ssb.no
Tlf +47 21 09 42 01

Reports to:

IBUG is an independent organization open to all Blaise users from around the world.

Subsidiary groups:

BCLUB: Organizations that have purchased a corporate-level Blaise license are eligible to be a member of BCLUB. BCLUB members include large government statistical agencies in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, as well as other research organizations. BCLUB meets annually to discuss usage and plans for Blaise as these relate to Statistics Netherlands' development plans and priorities

Objectives of work:

The purpose of IBUG is to promote the use of the Blaise software and to serve as a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences.

Frequency of meetings:

The main activity of IBUG is a conference which is organised roughly every 18 months

Links to websites / meeting documents:

http://www.blaiseusers.org http://www.blaise.com/?q=BlaiseForum

Recent outputs:

All papers from the conferences can be reached from http://www.blaiseusers.org

Adoption of outputs:

We do not know to what extent the papers are read and used in the Statistical offices, but they should be a good source to share ideas and experiences. Further are the conferences’ content and the meeting itself important input for the Blaise developers

Main current issues / areas of work:

The new version of Blaise

Expected future outputs:

New conferences’ papers

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