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This project brought together over 40 experts from national and international statistical organisations around the world to identify and tackle the main challenges of using Big Data sources for official statistics.

The project ran from January to December 2015, and focused on the following topics:

1. Experiments

Task teams explored the potential of several Big Data sources to produce official statistics. This activity involved accessing data from the following sources, processing them and assessing their feasibilty as sources for official statistics. The results are reported in the following links:



The project team developed a sustainable model for the continuation of the "Sandbox" environment as a resource for the official statistics community, including identifying new use cases beyond Big Data.

3. Training and outreach

Various events took place during the project. Key presentations are linked below:




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