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The 2013 MSIS meeting decided that Big data is a key issue for official statistics. This page is for sharing links to resources / ideas / information / plans etc. - anything you think might be useful to others. Please feel free to post your input. If you need an account, please contact support.stat@unece.org.

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In May 2013 A a temporary task team was team was set up to work out the key issues with using Big Data for official statistics, identify priority actions and formulate a project proposal. The team worked virtually, by Wiki and Webex, and has now produced a number of preliminary outputs

    • a draft project proposal consisting of three major work strands: an exploration of strategic and methodological issues; analysis of Big Data sources and international replication of outputs using a shared computing environment; and training and dissemination activities.

 

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Next teleconference of the Big Data task team

DateAguascalientesOttawaUKMost of EuropeAnkaraCanberraWellington
Wednesday October 2nd06:0007:0012:0013:0014:0021:0000:00

(note time change in NZ due to clocks changing: sorry for it being even more of a late-nighter!)

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To join the online meeting
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Meeting Number: 708 782 888
Meeting Password: Bd1234
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1. Go to https://unece.webex.com/unece/j.php?ED=269574297&UID=1614277822&PW=NYjI3MWUwZTEy&RT=MTYjMjM%3D
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Bd1234
4. Click "Join".
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:
https://unece.webex.com/unece/j.php?ED=269574297&UID=1614277822&PW=NYjI3MWUwZTEy&ORT=MTYjMjM%3D
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers: https://unece.webex.com/unece/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=269574297&tollFree=1
Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
Access code:708 782 888  is a first draft of a briefing document to be given to the Bureau of the Conference or European Statisticians to inform their in-depth review on the topic of Big Data and Official Statistics. We discussed this draft in our last teleconference and invited your responses by 20th September.

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The task team agreed that we do not need further meetings until the project proposal has been reviewed and approved: therefore we will reconvene in early December. We will put a date-voting table here in due course.

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