GSIM draft for comments

GSIM Common Reference Model draft V0.1 released for comment

Draft V0.1 is now available for comment from 20 June to 1 July.

Towards a GSIM

New pages have been added to this wiki to give updates on work to develop a Generic Statistical Information Model

SDMX DDI Dialogue

Experts in SDMX and DDI met in Lisbon at the end of March to discuss how these two standards can work together. - More information

New GSBPM Resources

The pages about the GSBPM have been updated and enhanced to include a discussion forum, links to relevant papers, and a French translation of the main GSBPM paper.

METIS 2010

Over 100 people attended METIS 2010, making it the biggest (and according to many participants, the best) METIS meeting yet. All papers and presentations are on the meeting website.

METIS 2010

10-12 March 2010, Geneva

Over 80 registered participants, with people coming from every continent!

See the meeting web site

METIS Work Session 2010

The 2010 METIS Work Session will be held in Geneva on 10 - 12 March. For more information see http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2010.03.metis.htm. It is planned to hold this Work Session back-to-back with a meeting of the OECD Group of Experts on SDMX, 8-9 March, also in Geneva. 

Two New Releases

The revised versions of Part A of the Common Metadata Framework, and the Generic Statistical Business Process Model have both been approved by the METIS Steering Group and published on this web site.

A Workshop on the Statistical Business Process and Metadata Case Studies was held in Lisbon. Over 80 delegates from national and international statistical organizations contributed to the various presentations and discussions.

Version 3.1 of the GSBPM

A new draft of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model is now available. This version will form the basis for discussion at the METIS Workshop in Lisbon, 11-13 March 2009. It is being developed as part of the work on Part C of the Common Metadata Framework, but is of interest for groups working on statistical information systems and process quality management.

Click here to access the new draft model

A new draft of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model is now available for comments. It is being developed as part of the work on Part C of the Common Metadata Framework, but is of interest for groups working on statistical information systems and process quality management.

Please send any comments to steven.vale@unece.org by 30 September 2008.

Click here to access the new draft model

Around 80 experts in statistical metadata will gather in Luxembourg tomorrow for METIS 2008. The focus of the three-day meeting will be on (A) advocacy for metadata, (B) standards, models and registries, (C) metadata and the statistical business process, and (D) examples of implementation.

All documents related to the meeting are on-line at http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2008.04.metis.htm. Related presentations will be published here after the meeting.

The number of completed case studies is growing! Croatia's now available, as is one from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (Archived).

Thanks to the hard work of our colleagues in Statistics Norway, there is now our first complete case study in a wiki format.

Statistics Croatia have also been very busy adding content.

The site is getting in shape for launch at METIS 2008 in April! More content and enhancements to the site are coming soon....

METIS wiki launched

The UNECE Statistical Division has launched its first wiki application today. The wiki has been set up for METIS group participants to prepare case studies on their statistical metadata management systems.

The wiki is currently restricted to users participating in a pilot study. It is hoped this platform will prove useful for authoring, publishing, and collaborating on documents and guidelines.