EUROPEAN COMMISSION

EUROSTAT

Directorate B: Statistical methods and tools; Dissemination

Unit B6: Reference Databases & Metadata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONITORING OF NATIONAL METADATA SYSTEMS

2010/2011

Questionnaire for National Metadata Systems

Process Related Metadata

 

 

 


Please provide contact details only in case they are different from the ones provided in the questionnaire on Metadata Production/Storage/Dissemination systems:

 

National statistical institute:

 

Postal address:

 

Name:

 

Department:

 

Position (e.g. database manager, metadata coordinator, methodologist, etc.):

 

e-mail:

 

Telephone:

 

Fax:

 

 

 

All along this questionnaire, please use ‘X’ to fill in the tick-boxes when appropriate.

 

1.        Do you have a specific Model/Standard for describing the statistical business processes in your NSI? (One answer only)

a.  Yes ,  we  have the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM [1] )

 

 

 

b.  Yes , we have ( please provide the following information: )

 

 

     Name:

 

     Short descrption:

 

     Is the Model/Standard that you use related to the GSBPM?

 

Yes

 

No

 

If yes, please explain to which extent:

 

 

c.   No , we do not have a specific Model/Standard

 

 

 

If NO, please go to question 1.2

 

Additional comments (if any)

 

1.1 Please indicate to which extent you use the Model for the current and new/future processes

 

 

Current processes

 

New/future processes

 

Use of the Model to a large extent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use of the Model to a smaller extent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have adopted   the Model but we are not actually using it for the moment

 

 

 

 

 

Please go to question 2

 

1.2 P lease indicate the reasons for not having a Model/Standard

a.      Absence of strategy for improving the degree of harmonisation and standardisation of business processes

 

 

 

 

b.      Limited human and/or financial resources

 

 

 

 

 

c.      Other, (please specify: ...........)

 

 

 

 

Additional comments (if any)

 

 

 

 

1.3 Do you have any plans for the future adoption and implementation of a statistical business process model?

(One answer only)

a.      Yes , a project for the adoption of  GSBPM is in progress

 

 

Please indicate the deadline of implementation: ...........

b.      Yes , we plan to adopt GSBPM. The implementation did not start yet

 

 

Please indicate when this project will start :

 

 

c.      Yes , a project for the adoption of a Model/Standard other than GSBPM is in progress

 

 

Please provide a short description of the project and a possible timetable for its implementation:

 

 

 

Please indicate the deadline of implementation: ...........

 

 

d.      Yes, but we do not know yet which model/standard we will adopt

 

 

 

e.      No, we do not have any plans

 

 

 

f.        Other, (please specify: ...........)

 

 

 

 

Additional comments (if any)

 

 

Questions 2 to 6 must be answered even if you have not adopted the GSBPM

 

 

 

 

2.        How do you assess the contribution of the GSBPM to the following issues?

(Importance scale: 4: Very important; 3: Important; 2: Not all that important; 1: Not important at all; 0: I Don’t know )

Development of statistical metadata systems

 

 

 

Standardisation of statistical business processes

 

 

 

 

 

Quality assessment of statistical business processes

 

 

 

 

 

Description of statistical business processes

 

 

 

Impact on the organisational structure

 

 

 

Increase of understanding of  statistical business processes

 

 

 

 

 

Provision of  an input to high-level corporate work planning

 

 

 

 

 

Measurement of operational costs

 

 

Additional comments (if any)

 

 


3.     Below you will find the list of nine phases of the statistical business process according to the GSBPM. Please indicate the availability of metadata for the following phases and please provide a short description of the type of metadata collected.

Phases of GSBPM

 

 

 

 

 

Metadata Availability

 

 

1: Available

2: Partially available

3: Not available

4: I don’t know

If metadata are not available or if you don't know about their availability , would you consider their collection as feasible?

 

1: Feasible

2: Partially feasible

3: Not feasible

4: I don’t know

Description  of  the type of available Metadata

 

( Methodological [2] , Technical [3] , Process quality [4] , etc )

 

(Descriptive or quantitative metadata, or a combination of both)

Comments

 

1.      Specify needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Build

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.      Collect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.      Analyse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.      Disseminate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.      Archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.      Evaluate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.          For which of the following phases of the statistical business process you would need better documentation?

Phases of statistical business process

 

 

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

1.      Specify needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Build

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.      Collect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.      Analyse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.      Disseminate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.      Archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.      Evaluate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments (if any)

 

 

 

 

 

 


5.     Which entity(ies) in your NSI is(are) responsible for the actions within the phases of the statistical business process ?

Phases of statistical business process

 

Central Unit/Department

Statistical Production Teams

Other

 

Comments

 

1. Specify Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Build

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Collect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Analyse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Disseminate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Evaluate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments (if any)

 

 

 

 

 


6.        Please indicate if you use dedicated IT applications for the production, storage and dissemination of metadata related to phases 4 to 7 of the statistical business process. If one or more IT applications are used, please provide a short description.

Phases of statistical business process

 

IT Applications for the production of process related metadata

 

IT Applications for the storage of process related metadata

 

IT Applications for the dissemination of process related metadata

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Collect

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

 

 

5. Process

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

 

 

6.   Analyse

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

 

 

7.   Disseminate

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

Please describe here........

 

General Comments:

If you have any additional comments on topics not directly addressed in the questionnaire you may express them below:

 

 

 

Thank you for your participation.


[1] http://www1.unece.org/stat/platform/download/attachments/8683538/GSBPM+Final.pdf?version=1

[2] Methodological process metadata describe the methodological tools and standards along particular statistical production process.

[3] Technical process metadata describe the workflow, IT tools and staff activities at each steps of the production cycle.

[4] Process quality metadata describe the quality of the statistical output and the underlying statistical production process.