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Next teleconference of the Big Data task team



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


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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Wednesday August 28th06:0007:0012:0013:0014:0019:0021:0023:00


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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 will discuss this draft in tomorrow's teleconference.

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