6.1 Overview of roles and responsibilities
Statistics Sweden has decentralized responsibility for registering metadata except for the statistical databases for which registering metadata is centralized.
Guidelines and follow-up
There is a general director decision on what is to be documented and when the documentation should be published. This is used as a base for documentation follow-up. Statistics on documentation for the subject matter departments are presented every four months.
The Process department (PCA)
The Process department is responsible for approving appropriate functionality for the production process this includes IT-tools, methods, documentation, support and education for the processes.
The process managers - are responsible for the business process model and the Process support system. This includes responsibility for management and operation for all sub processes in the production process, for developing, supporting and implementing the common processes and tools. These common methods, tools and working methods are established by General Director decisions, and they should be used in all situations where they can be applied.
The KMI area (Classifications, metadata and content harmonization) is an area in the process department responsible for metadata and classification harmonization as well as support for and follow up of documentation work. This includes responsibility for managing and providing training for the classification database, MetaPlus, SCBDOK and the description of the statistics.
The Research and development department
The enterprise architects in the Research and development department are responsible for integrating metadata in the overall system architecture and developing the long term view.
The quality management area is dealing with issues concerning the overall responsibility for Statistics Sweden's quality management system.
The subject matter departments
Product managers in the subject matter departments are responsible for the production of the statistical products. This also means responsibility for documenting the statistics, all statistics (in principle) should be documented in SCBDOK, MetaPlus and have a description of the statistics.
Documentation managers - each department has to have at least one. The role of the documentation manager is to coordinate the needs for training and support within the department and to review and approve finalized documentations.
The communication department
The communication department is responsible for the website and the Statistical databases and it´s metadata.
6.3 Training and knowledge management
The KMI area
The Process department is responsible for maintaining and developing the different metadata systems and templates. This also includes providing training and instructions. The department has an overall responsibility for contents in the metadata system. The organisational area in the process department responsible for this is the classifications, metadata and content harmonisation (KMI) group. The tasks involve administering and developing MetaPlus, providing training in metadata systems and templates and development in the field.
The documentation network
All subject matter departments have at least one representative in the documentation network (the documentation managers), it is chaired by KMI. It is used as a means for distributing and collecting information on the documentation system. The group plans the contents of training sessions and discusses relevant problems that arise.
The documentation network discusses training issues. Training is offered by the KMI-group and provided by experts in the field, usually experts on the tool or template in question together with methodologists.
The classification group
The responsibility for classifications is decentralised at Statistics Sweden. The purpose of the network is to create a forum where classification related issues can be raised and discussed. Exchange of experiences is one of the goals, but the long term main goal is harmonisation of classifications. It is used as a means for distributing and collecting information related to classifications, the group is chaired by KMI.
6.4 Partnerships and cooperation
Statistics Sweden are part of PC-axis Nordic cooperation and were taking part in the Neuchâtel group.