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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BIG DATA INVENTORY IS NOT UPDATED ANYMORE (since 2017). Please consult the GWG Big Data Inventory for updated project information
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** Categories from the Classification of Statistical Activities
Following the 2013 Meeting on the Management of Statistical Information Systems, a 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. As part of its work, the Task Team gathered a significant amount of information about the use of Big Data in various national and international statistical organizations. The Task Team recognised that this information could form the basis of a useful resource for the official statistics community, and therefore decided to further develop and publish this resource in the form of an inventory. In 2014, the High Level Group Modernisation Committee on Products and Sources took over the responsibility for maintaining and updating the inventory. The type of information included was extended with more detailed information on data sources, partnerships and tools used in storing and analysing Big Data. More information on Big Data Projects among National Statistical Offices and International Organisations was gathered through a survey that was jointly administred by the Statistical Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the United Nations Statistics Division. Results have been included in the inventory.
Scope of the inventory
It is unrealistic to assume that the inventory could record all possible information relating to the use of Big Data for official statistics; such an inventory would also be very difficult for a single person or organization to maintain. The inventory is therefore not meant to be exhaustive, but aims to include at least the key resources that will be most valuable for the official statistics community. Where a resource already exists somewhere on the Internet, the inventory functions as a portal, holding links to resources and documentation, to avoid duplication and reduce problems of version control.
Contents of the inventory
The inventory contains structured and searchable information about actual and planned use of Big Data in statistical organizations. This information is held in a standard template, searchable by statistical domain (using the Classification of Statistical Activities, an existing international standard), and the classification of type of Big Data (developed by the Big Data Task Team).
Hosting and maintaining the inventory
The inventory is hosted on the UNECE wiki platform. The wiki approach makes it easier for the inventory to be maintained by the whole statistical community, thus avoiding the whole burden of maintenance falling on one individual or organization. This approach also ensures that the inventory is a relevant and useful resource for all. Read access is now open to the public (for inventory entries for which author organizations have given permission). Edit access is restricted to staff of national or international statistical organizations with an interest in this topic, and must be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The 'owner' of the inventory is the UNECE High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG), on behalf of the international statistical community. The HLG Modernisation Committee on Products and Sources is overseeing its development. The infrastructure is maintained by UNECE, which will also act as a moderator if necessary.
Adding an entry to the inventory
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BIG DATA INVENTORY IS NOT UPDATED ANYMORE. Please consult the GWG Big Data Inventory for updated project information
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