The 2013 MSIS meeting decided that Big data is a key issue for official statistics. This page is for sharing links to resources / ideas / information / plans etc. - anything you think might be useful to others. Please feel free to post your input. If you need an account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 2013 a temporary task team was set up to work out the key issues with using Big Data for official statistics, identify priority actions and formulate a project proposal. The team worked virtually, by Wiki and Webex, and has now produced a number of preliminary outputs
- a project proposal consisting of three major work strands: an exploration of strategic and methodological issues; analysis of Big Data sources and international replication of outputs using a shared computing environment; and training and dissemination activities.
- a draft classification of types of Big Data - comments are welcome
- an inventory of Big Data sources and projects, based on the above classification.
UNECE work relating to Big Data
|September 2015||Project workshop in Ljubljana to review progress and decide on priority source(s) to use to produce statistics by November 2015.|
|June 2015||Sprint session in Cork produced an options paper on the future of the Sandbox. This paper and its recommendations were approved by the HLG Executive Board, which oversees the Big Data project.|
|Throughout 2015||New Big Data project focusing on the Sandbox - New experiments, new data, and a new challenge: "Create a set of internationally comparable statistics based on one or more Big Data sources"|
|April 2015||Launch of the updated. The inventory replaces the initial inventory and includes all project information collected in the joint UNECE-UNSD survey.|
|March 2015||Workshop on Big Data, 9 March, Brussels|
|November 2014||The HLG and representatives of expert groups review the progress so far on the 2014 Big Data project, and decide to launch a new project for 2015, with the main aim of producing and publishing multi-national statistics from a Big Data source|
|September 2014||Enhancement of thein collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division and the HLG Modernisation Committee on Products and Sources: a new, more detailed questionnaire is under development with the aim of obtaining a more comprehensive picture of current and planned projects and facilitating exchange of knowledge and experience.|
|August-October 2014||Preliminary results of the survey "Skills necessary for people working with Big Data in Statistical Organisations". More detailed analysis will be prepared by October 2014.|
International collaboration project on The Role of Big Data in the Modernisation of Statistical Production - This project, overseen by the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Official Statistics, is running during 2014, and aims to:
|June 2013||Draft classification of types of Big Data|
|March 2013||Position paper What does Big data mean for official statistics? (March 2013) drafted for the High Level Group for the Modernization of Statistical Production and Services (HLG).|
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