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2.1 Statistical information model
2.2 Adoption of GSIM
2.3 Statistical business process model
Figure 1 shows where the metadata in the IMDB supports the statistical business process. While the metadata layer extends across all of the phases of the statistical business process, metadata in the IMDB currently supports or will support analysis, disseminated data, archived datafiles, and the planning and design of surveys. However, metadata are derived from the different phases of the survey life cycle and stored in the IMDB. Also, metadata in the IMDB are linked to the Agency's various data products such as datawarehouses, which hold both micro- and macrodata; and may be used for data analysis (i.e., data benchmarking and data confrontation). The operational datastores hold the raw data collected from questionnaires (operational data), the registers (e.g., business register, address register, farm register and geographies) used for survey frames, imputed and estimated data (survey data) and administrative data. The relationship between the IMDB and the operational datastores has not been fully established.
Figure 1. The role of the IMDB in the survey life cycle
The following figure shows ISBP alignment with the STC Corporate Business Architecture (CBA) and the GSBPM.
Below are figures showing the idea of the IBSP as a metadata driven system showing in the second figure the IMDB feeding the IBSP metadata repository
2.4 Relation to other models