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Log (to be updated by Thérèse Lalor only)

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Methodology#17BMethodologyThérèse Lalor5 SeptOPEN TOPICDan Gillman is going to provide a use case, then we will discuss further if changes need to be made.2 October
Quality#17AQualityThérèse Lalor18 SeptOPEN TOPICwe should make minor updates to the text in the current user guide. No major changes needed. Possibly updates from 0.8 to 1.0 needed. To be discussed at the next meeting (2/10).2 October:
Interviewer Instruction#27Rename Interviewer InstructionHelen Toole18 SeptOPEN TOPICHelen Toole to report back 2/102 October: Discussion
Process Step#29What does a CSPA Service map to?Dick Woensdregt12 SeptOPEN TOPIC NEW
Attribute Component#31Attribute ComponentJenny Linnerud OPEN TOPIC  NEW
Instrument#32Instrument and Instrument Implementation definitionsHelen Toole OPEN TOPIC NEW
Non Structured Dataset#6Non Structured Data SetThérèse Lalor13 AugOPEN TOPIC 2 October: Confirm removal?
Node Sets#12Hierarchy in Classifications and codelistsHelen Toole06 AugWAITING I think that the action for this item is that we need better explanations. If this is the case, then we can move this to decided?

2 October: Confirm decision

Methodology#3Design ContextJenny Linnerud16 JulWAITING If we are not making changes related to methodology, where does that leave us for the design context object?2 October: Confirm decision
Questions#30Question and Multiple Question ItemHelen Toole---OPEN TOPICWe need to ask for modeller help: Chris Nelson, Arofan Gregory 
Documentation#25GSIMv2 documentationThérèse Lalor13 SeptOPEN TOPICVote on which GSIM documents you use the most to help us understand what it useful 
Data set#24Distinguishing between different types of datasetsJenny Linnerud

16 Aug

Statistical Activity#28What is the difference between Statistical Activity and Process Step Execution RecordDick Woensdregt18 SeptOPEN TOPICDefinition to be improved. we could look into the relationships between these objects. This deserves some attention/discussion. Jenny Linnerud will think about this...... 
Modelling#14RelationshipsJenny Linnerud---OPEN TOPICAction: All relationships need to be reviewed and made explicit before next releasePlace holder
Modelling#22AttributesThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPICAction: All attributes need to be reviewed and made explicit before next releasePlace holder
Modelling#33DefinitionsThérèse Lalor---   
Reference Metadata#17CReference MetadataThérèse Lalor---OPEN TOPIC  
Data Set#7

unit data

dimensional data

Thérèse Lalor02 JulWAITING Alistair Hamilton
Views of GSIM#15Creating views of GSIMGareth McGuinness18 JulWAITING Waiting for input from CSPA
Index/Index Entry#26Index/Index EntryThérèse Lalor13 SeptDECIDED 

Use case being created by Canada

waiting for Neuchatel group




Add unit type object

Alistair Hamilton



A new object will be added called Unit Type

Action: Definition, relationships and attributed need to be drafted

#13Survey and Frame PopulationsJenny Linnerud27 AugDECIDED

All subtypes of population will be removed

All subtypes of Unit will be remove

#16Add relationship to unit typeHelen Toole4 JunDECIDEDAction: Relationship to Logical Record to be added 

Node Sets


Code vs Code List

Category vs Category Set

Klas Blomqvist 13 AugDECIDED

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 Toole26 MarDECIDED

Change the diagrams to include Level in the next release.

Action: New diagrams to be created

#11Statistical Classification CardinalityHelen Toole

22 Apr


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 Lalor13 AugDECIDED

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 Lalor09 AprDECIDED

Dissemination Service to be a subtype of Business Service

Action: Text needs to be drafted and attributes aligned

Data Resource#5States of dataJenny Linnerud31 JulDECIDED

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 Lalor03 JulDECIDED

Data Channel stays in model

Action: Review definition of Data Channel

Representation#10RepresentationThérèse Lalor09 AprDECIDED

Change name of Representation to Presentation

Action: Name changed in documentation and model

Data Point#18Data PointHelen Toole16 JulDECIDED

Example in glossary to be fixed (Proposal 1)

Action: Fix Example

Process Output#19Add Process Output subtypeGareth McGuinness27 AugDECIDED

 Remove all subtypes of Process Input

Remove all subtypes of Process Output

Assessment#20AssessmentGareth McGuinness16 JulDECIDED

Definition to be improved

Action: Fix definition

Data Provider#23Data ProviderJenny Linnerud13 AugDECIDED

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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