Workshop on Implementing Standards for Statistical Modernisation

21-23 Sept 2016 in Geneva. More info here
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As organisations begin to use GSIM, this discussion forum will be used to explore issues with the model or propose extensions to the model.



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Object/ Issue
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Non Structured Dataset#6Non Structured Data SetThérèse Lalor13 AugOPEN TOPICleaning towards removing object 
Modelling#14RelationshipsJenny Linnerud---OPEN TOPICAction: All relationships need to be reviewed and made explicit before next releasePlace holder
#22AttributesThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPICAction: All attributes need to be reviewed and made explicit before next releasePlace holder
Quality#17AQualityThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPIC  
Reference Metadata#17CReference MetadataThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPIC  
Process Output#19Add Process Output subtypeGareth McGuinness01 JulOPEN TOPIC To be discussed on 27 August
Methodology#17BMethodologyThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPIC To be discussed on 27 August
Data set#24Distinguishing between different types of datasetsJenny Linnerud

16 Aug

OPEN TOPIC To be discussed on 27 August
Documentation#25GSIMv2 documentationThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPIC  
Index/Index Entry#26Index/Index EntryThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPIC To be discussed on 27 August
Methodology#3Design ContextJenny Linnerud WAITING (Waiting for Methodology discussion to happen before decision made)
Data Set#7

unit data

dimensional data

Thérèse Lalor WAITING Alistair Hamilton
Node Sets#12Hierarchy in Classifications and codelistsHelen Toole WAITINGChris providing example of hierarchical codelist as exampleChris Nelson
Population#13Survey and Frame PopulationsJenny Linnerud WAITING ABS to provide improved definitionsAlistair Hamilton
Views of GSIM#15Creating views of GSIMGareth McGuinness WAITING Waiting for input from CSPA



Add unit type object

Alistair Hamilton



A new object will be added called Unit Type

Action: Definition, relationships and attributed need to be drafted

#16Add relationship to unit typeHelen Toole DECIDEDAction: Relationship to Logical Record to be added 

Node Sets


Code vs Code List

Category vs Category Set

Klas Blomqvist  DECIDED

Provide clearer explanation of the differences

Code is kept in the model with better explanation

Action: Text needs to be drafted from examples in discussion forum



LevelHelen Toole DECIDED

Change the diagrams to include Level in the next release.

Action: New diagrams to be created

#11Statistical Classification CardinalityHelen Toole DECIDED

Classification Scheme (Statistical Classification) has Mandatory Level

Action: Change the definition of (Statistical Classification) such that it must contain at least one Level.

(Statistical Classification) 1..* Level (Mandatory, Many)

#21Alignment with NeuchatelThérèse Lalor DECIDED

Change according to proposal


Remove Classification Version from model

Remove Classification Variant from model

Change Classification to Classification Series

Change Classification Scheme to Statistical Classification

Revise relationships according to proposal

Add attributes according to proposal

Revise definitions

Business Service#4

Business Service

Dissemination Service

Thérèse Lalor DECIDED

Dissemination Service to be a subtype of Business Service

Action: Text needs to be drafted and attributes aligned

Data Resource#5States of dataJenny Linnerud DECIDED

Information about how states of data "could be done" should go into the next version of the User Guide, rather than trying to fit into the model

Input to be given by countries using states of data may be done.

Action: Text needs to be drafted


Data Channel#9Data ChannelThérèse Lalor DECIDED

Data Channel stays in model

Action: Review definition of Data Channel

Representation#10RepresentationThérèse Lalor DECIDED

Change name of Representation to Presentation

Action: Name changed in documentation and model

Data Point#18Data PointHelen Toole DECIDED

Example in glossary to be fixed (Proposal 1)

Action: Fix Example

Assessment#20AssessmentGareth McGuinness DECIDED

Definition to be improved

Action: Fix definition

Data Provider#23Data ProviderJenny Linnerud DECIDED

No change to model required. Although perhaps clarification in text would help future users?

Action: clarification in text would help future users?




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