A major new project to create a Common Statistical Production Architecture (also known as "plug and play") has just been launched. More information.
The OECD will host the 2013 MSIS meeting in Paris, 24-26 April. A new feature for 2013 will be a live link and shared sessions with a similar meeting for the Asia Pacific region, organised by UNESCAP in Bangkok.
If statistical software is designed to be multilingual from the start, it is much easier to share. This new publication from the Sharing Advisory Board provides practical guidelines for software developers to facilitate international collaboration.
Looking for statistical software? Take a look at the new inventory of software available for sharing, prepared by the Sharing Advisory Board and the CORA ESSnet project.
At the last MSIS meeting in Oslo in May 2009, it was agreed to present an extensive list of topics for discussion at the next meeting. The final list of topics will subsequently be narrowed down according to the interests expressed by statistical organizations. Topics suggested so far are here. Please either post any comments or suggestions on that page, or forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.