This template was created to guide the content and format of case studies on the implementation of the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM) in statistical organizations. It is intended to assist organizations in sharing their experiences, and to encourage the update of information as projects develop. From a reader's perspective, a consistent approach to presenting case studies can facilitate better understanding and comparability between organizations.
Instructions for completion:
The template is divided into three sections. Each section comprises a table with headings in the left hand column (in bold). On the right is a description of the suggested content, which should be replaced with the appropriate text.
The template is flexible. If a particular heading is not relevant, it can be modified to something more appropriate, or deleted. If there appears to be no place for certain information, new headings/sections should be added.
Questions and feedback should be directed to the UNECE secretariat: email firstname.lastname@example.org,
Number of staff
The total number of staff in your organization. It would be good to distinguish between central/regional offices where applicable.
A diagram showing high-level structure of the organization.
Contact person (for Information Management)
NameJob title / Division (as shown in Organization structure)EmailPhone
Information Management strategy
Explanation of the overall strategy for developing and maintaining statistical information across the organization. For example, the mandate/program providing framework for information management projects, and basic information management principles used.
Outline the current information management project(s) being planned or implemented. This can be a short overview. The detail about the project will be provided in the following sections.
2. MODELLING THE INFORMATION OF A STATISTICAL ORGANIZATION
2.1 Statistical information model
Provide a diagram or explanation of the statistical information model used in your organization. Explain how/when it was developed.
2.2 Information management system(s)
Describe the information management system, or systems that are used in your organization. Explain how they fit within other organizational systems and clarify which point they are at (i.e. scoping, planning, implementation, etc).
2.3 Costs and Benefits
Describe the costs and benefits of the information management project(s). Costs should preferably be given in terms of human resources rather than money.
2.4 Implementation strategy
Explain if the information management project(s) is/are being implemented with a step-wise or 'big-bang' approach. Provide a timeline of project milestones if possible.
3. ADOPTING GSIM
3.1 Adoption strategy
Have you adopted GSIM? If yes, do you intend to implement it as is, with possible extensions, or to map your own model(s) onto it?
3.2 Relation to other models
Do you intend to use GSIM in conjunction with GSBPM, or with your own statistical business process model?