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GSIM and other standards

In order to effectively implement GSIM at a technical level, it should be implemented at a business level first. GSIM does not provide any standard representation of its own, and is intended to be implemented using existing external standards and models, which support technical implementation. This may involve mapping to internal data models or implementation standards used within an organization.

Organizations implementing GSIM will need to map the GSIM objects against their implementation models. In doing this, gaps between GSIM and the implementation standards or internal models will need to be identified. Mappings of GSIM to an organization’s internal models can be shared with the community via the Global Artefact Catalogue (to be developed in 2014).

For some common standard models, GSIM mappings have been provided. The design of GSIM takes into account the possibility to map to implementation models, such as SDMX or DDI. Such a mapping can be used to establish a link between GSIM and its technical implementation.

 

 

 

 

 

Mapping DDI to GSIM (see also DDI Profiles)

Object

DDI

Administrative Details

--

Administrative Register

CollectionEvent [this can describe an intended event rather than a past event]

3.2 contains instrument reference

Agent

--

Agent Role

Organization/Individual referenced from a specific role within an activity [more extensive in 3.2 in terms of coverage]

Assessment

Other material of type assessment

[3.2 QualityStatementReference found at different points to point to Quality assessment standards or processes employed]

Attribute Component

3.1 Variable/Representation/Role (simple string)

[3.2 UserAttributePair (to create key value pair on any versionable/maintainable object) ] (controlled vocabulary)

Business Case

Other Material

[3.2 Legal requirements, Authorization Source]

Business Function

No mapping

Business Process

No mapping

Business Service

No mapping

Category

No mapping

Category Item

Category

Category Set

CategoryScheme

Change Definition

No mapping

Classification Family

No direct mapping

Classification Index

No direct mapping

Classification Index Entry

No direct mapping

Classification Item

No direct mapping

Classification Series

No direct mapping

Code

No Mapping

Code Item

Code

Code List

CodeScheme [3.2 CodeList]

Code Value

Code/Value

Concept

Concept

Concept System

Partial mapping ConceptScheme

Conceptual Domain

No mapping

Correspondence Table

No direct mapping

Data Point

Data Item

Data Resource

Archive/Collection

Data Set

PhysicalInstance

Data Structure

LogicalProduct or NcubeLogicalProduct

[3.2 LogicalProduct]

Data Structure Component

 

Datum

Item value/value

Described Conceptual Domain

No mapping

Described Value Domain

Text Numeric and Datetime representation

Designation

No mapping

Dimensional Data Point

Inline, Normal and Tabular NCube/ Data Item

DataItem (Inline, Normal, Tabular)

Dimensional Data Set

PhysicalDataProduct/Ncube (any of the types)

Ncube (any of the types: Inline, Normal and Tabular)

Dimensional Data Structure

LogicalProduct/Ncube

Enumerated Conceptual Domain

No mapping

Enumerated Value Domain

Code representation

Environment Change

[possibly as QualityStatementReference, citing the standard/policy/procedure, and results]

Exchange Channel

CollectionEvent [this can describe an intended event rather than a past event]

3.2 contains instrument reference

Identifiable Artefact

Identifiable

Identifier Component

Logical Record/Case Identifier (works well in a single file)

3.1 Variable/Representation/Role (simple string)

3.2 Variable with VariableRole (stating role as case identification) (controlled vocabulary)

Individual

Individual

Information Consumer

Organization (3.2 both producer and consumer Organizations described, Relation linking producer to consumer and Role designating role of one to the other)

Information Provider

Organization (3.2 both producer and consumer Organizations described, Relation linking producer to consumer and Role designating role of one to the other)

Information Request

no mapping

Information Resource

no mapping

Information Set

--

Instance Question

QuestionConstruct

Instance Question Block

MultipleQuestionItem (used by QuestionConstruct) [3.2 QuestionBlock used by a QuestionConstruct or more correctly in DDI Sequence containing QuestionConstructs]

Instance Statement

StatementItem

Instance Variable

Unit Data: Physical Data Product/Record Layout Scheme/ Record Layout/Data Item/Variable Reference

Dimensional Data: Physical Data Product/Record Layout Scheme/ Record Layout/NCube Instance/Data Item/Dimension/Variable Reference

Level

Level

Logical Record

LogicalRecord

Map

No direct mapping

Measure Component

3.1 Variable/Representation/Role (simple string)

3.1 Logical Record/Variables in Record

Node

No mapping

Node Set

No mapping

Organization

[Organization/Individual with Relation and Role specification]

Output Specification

No mapping

Population

Universe

Presentation

No mapping

Process Control

Coding/Code

ControlConstructs

Process Control Design

--

Process Design

No mapping

Process Input

Coding/Code [3.2 InParameter]

Process Input Specification

No mapping

[3.2 InParameter, Binding]

Process Method

No mapping

Process Output

No single mapping

[3.2 OutParameter]

Process Output Specification

No single mapping

Process Pattern

 

Process Step

Coding/Code

ControlConstructs

[3.2 GenerationInstruction, GeneralInstruction, ControlConstructs]

Process Step Instance

No mapping

Product

--

Protocol

--

Provision Agreement

Archive/Access – access conditions, disclaimers, restrictions (can be used for collection or item)

Access (AccessConditions, Disclaimer, Restrictions)

Question

QuestionItem

Question Block

Sequence [3.2 QuestionBlock or Sequence]

Questionnaire

CollectionEvent [this can describe an intended event rather than a past event]

3.2 contains instrument reference

Questionnaire Component

ControlConstructs (and substitutions)

Questionnaire Logic

ControlConstructs (and substitutions)

Questionnaire Specification

Instrument

Record Relationship

RecordRelationship

Referential Metadata Attribute

--

Referential Metadata Content Item

--

Referential Metadata Resource

no mapping

Referential Metadata Set

--

Referential Metadata Structure

--

Referential Metadata Subject

--

Referential Metadata Subject Item

--

Represented Variable

Variable

Rule

Coding

[3.2 GenerationInstruction, GeneralInstruction]

Scraping Process Map

--

Sign

No mapping

Statement

StatementItem

Statistical Classification

No mapping

Statistical Need

no mapping

Statistical Program

Group

Statistical Program Cycle

StudyUnit

Statistical Program Design

no mapping

Statistical Support Program

--

Subject Field

No direct mapping

Unit

No mapping

Unit Data Point

RecordLayout

Unit Data Record

No mapping

Unit Data Set

PhysicalInstance that contains microdata

Unit Data Structure

LogicalProduct

Unit Type

AnalysisUnit

Value Domain

Representation [3.2 ValueRepresentation]

Variable

Data Element Concept

Web Scraper Channel

CollectionEvent [this can describe an intended event rather than a past event]

3.2 contains instrument reference

Mapping SDMX to GSIM

Object

SDMX

Administrative Details

No Mapping

Administrative Register

--

Agent

See Organization Scheme

Agent Role

No mapping

Assessment

No Mapping

Attribute Component

Data Attribute (but only for dimensional data)

Business Case

No Mapping

Business Function

No Mapping

Business Process

No Mapping

Business Service

No Mapping

Category

No Mapping

Category Item

No Mapping

Category Set

No Mapping

Change Definition

No Mapping

Classification Family

No Mapping

Classification Index

No Mapping

Classification Index Entry

No Mapping

Classification Item

Hierarchical Code

Classification Series

No Mapping

Code

 No mapping

Code Item

Code

Code List

Codelist

Code Value

 No mapping

Concept

Concept

Concept System

 No mapping

Conceptual Domain

 No mapping

Correspondence Table

Codelist Map or 
Hybrid Codelist Map

Data Point

No Mapping

Data Resource

No Mapping

Data Set

Data Set

Data Structure

Data Structure Definition (but only applies to Dimensional data)

Data Structure Component

Component

Datum

Codelist Map or 
Hybrid Codelist Map

Described Conceptual Domain

Codelist Map or 
Hybrid Codelist Map

Described Value Domain

non enumerated association between Representation and Facet

Designation

non enumerated association between Representation and Facet

Dimensional Data Point

No Mapping

Dimensional Data Set

Data Set

Dimensional Data Structure

Data Structure Definition

Enumerated Conceptual Domain

No Mapping

Enumerated Value Domain

enumerated association between Representation and Codelist

Environment Change

No Mapping

Exchange Channel

Registration

Identifiable Artefact

Identifiable Artefact 

Identifier Component

Dimension (but only for Dimensional data)

Individual

No Mapping

Information Consumer

Data Consumer

Information Provider

Data Provider

Information Request

No Mapping

Information Resource

No Mapping

Information Set

No Mapping

Instance Question

No Mapping

Instance Question Block

No Mapping

Instance Statement

No Mapping

Instance Variable

No Mapping

Level

Level

Logical Record

No Mapping

Map

Code Map or 
Hybrid Code Map

Measure Component

Measure (but only for dimensional data)

Node

Item

Node Set

Item Scheme

Organization

Organisation Unit

Output Specification

No Mapping

Population

No Mapping

Presentation

No Mapping

Process Control

Transition

Process Control Design

Transition

Process Design

No Mapping

Process Input

"input" association between Process Step and Process Artefact

Process Input Specification

No Mapping

Process Method

No Mapping

Process Output

"output" association between Process Step and Process Artefact

Process Output Specification

No Mapping

Process Pattern

Process

Process Step

Process Step

Process Step Instance

No Mapping

Product

No Mapping

Protocol

No Mapping

Provision Agreement

Provision Agreement (but GSIM definition is much broader)

Question

No Mapping

Question Block

No Mapping

Questionnaire

No Mapping

Questionnaire Component

No Mapping

Questionnaire Logic

No Mapping

Questionnaire Specification

No Mapping

Record Relationship

No Mapping

Referential Metadata Attribute

MetadataAttribute

Referential Metadata Content Item

Component?

Referential Metadata Resource

No Mapping

Referential Metadata Set

MetadataSet

Referential Metadata Structure

ReportStructure

Referential Metadata Subject

MetadataTarget?

Referential Metadata Subject Item

MetadataTarget?

Represented Variable

No Mapping

Rule

Computation

Scraping Process Map

--

Sign

No Mapping

Statement

No Mapping

Statistical Classification

Hierarchical Code List

Statistical Need

No Mapping

Statistical Program

No Mapping

Statistical Program Cycle

No Mapping

Statistical Program Design

No Mapping

Statistical Support Program

No Mapping

Subject Field

Category

Unit

No Mapping

Unit Data Point

No Mapping

Unit Data Record

No Mapping

Unit Data Set

No Mapping

Unit Data Structure

No Mapping

Unit Type

No Mapping

Value Domain

Representation

Variable

No Mapping

Web Scraper Channel

--

 

 

 

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