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HLG-MOS Standards and Models
The MMM is a self-evaluation tool to assess the level of organizational maturity against a set of pre-defined criteria. There are multiple aspects of maturity in the context of modernisation, and as such, the model that has been developed has several distinct dimensions. Maturity is indicated by the attainment of a particular "maturity level". A maturity level assessment will provide a clear picture of the organisational maturity level, which can then be compared between organisations, and between statistical domains/business units within an organisation.
The Roadmap sets out the optimal sequence of capability development activities, based on the experiences and lessons learned of the organisations that have already progressed to higher levels of modernisation maturity.
The MMM can be found here
Descriptions of the instruments that comprise the MMM Roadmap are provided here.
The GSBPM describes and defines the set of business processes needed to produce official statistics. It provides a standard framework and harmonised terminology to help statistical organisations to modernise their statistical production processes, as well as to share methods and components.
The GSIM is a reference framework of information objects, which enables generic descriptions of the definition, management and use of data and metadata throughout the statistical production process. It provides a set of standardized, consistently described information objects, which are the inputs and outputs in the design and production of statistics. As a reference framework, GSIM helps to explain significant relationships among the entities involved in statistical production, and can be used to guide the development and use of consistent implementation standards or specifications.
CSPA builds on existing standards such as the GSBPM and the GSIM to create an agreed set of common principles and standards designed to promote greater interoperability within and between statistical organizations. It provides the “industry architecture” for official statistics.
The GAMSO extends the GSBPM by covering all activities of a statistical organisation. Version 1.0 was approved for release by the HLG-MOS on 1 March 2015.
The GSDEMs provide a standard vocabulary with common definitions and models to facilitate the sharing of information and best practices in the field of statistical data editing. Version 1.0 was approved for release by the HLG-MOS on 26 November 2015.
The Common Metadata Framework is published online, and is divided into four parts, each of which concentrates on different practical and theoretical aspects of statistical metadata systems, and provides vital knowledge for anyone working with statistical metadata
Other Relevant Standards
DDI is an initiative to create an international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. The DDI metadata specification now supports the entire research data life cycle. DDI metadata accompanies and enables data conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution, discovery, analysis, repurposing, and archiving.
SDMX is an initiative to foster standards for the exchange of statistical information.