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Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM):
Communication Paper for a General Statistical Audience
(Version 1.1, December 2013)

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4. GSIM is one of the cornerstones for modernizing official statistics and moving away from subject matter silos. It is a key element of the strategic vision prepared by the High-Level Group for the Modernization of Statistical Production and Services (HLG), and endorsed by the Conference of European Statisticians

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See: www1.unece.org/stat/platform/display/hlgbas

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5. The modernization of statistical production is needed in order for statistical organizations to remain relevant and flexible in a dynamic and competitive information environment. It is hoped that statistical organizations will adopt and implement GSIM and the common language it provides. However, a model alone cannot transform an organization or its processes. In order to meet the future needs of statistical organizations, GSIM is designed to allow for innovative approaches to statistical production to the greatest extent possible. It is one of the main foundations of the Common Statistical Production Architecture

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See: http://www1.unece.org/stat/platform/display/CSPA

, a collaborative initiative to design common and interchangeable services with standard interfaces to support standardisation and modernisation. At the same time, GSIM supports current ways of producing statistics.

6. This paper provides an introduction to GSIM, summarizing the key points for a relatively general statistical audience. For more technical detail, please see the specification document and related material, available on the UNECE web site

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See: http://www1.unece.org/stat/platform/display/metis/Generic+Statistical+Information+Model+(GSIM)

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7. GSIM provides the information object framework supporting all statistical production processes such as those described in the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM)

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See: www.unece.org/stats/gsbpm

, giving the information objects agreed names, defining them, specifying their essential properties, and indicating their relationships with other information objects. It does not, however, make assumptions about the standards or technologies used to implement the model.

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25. GSIM supports a consistent approach to metadata, facilitating the primary role for metadata envisaged in Part A of the Common Metadata Framework "Statistical Metadata in a Corporate Context"

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http://www1.unece.org/stat/platform/display/metis/The+Common+Metadata+Framework

, that is, that metadata should uniquely and formally define the content and links between objects and processes in the statistical information system.

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  • Subject matter specialists, methodologists and information technologists;
  • Statisticians in different domains of a statistical organization;
  • Statisticians in different organizations.

28. GSIM will help you design and understand your processes (and their inputs and outputs) better. 

29. For a production cycle, a statistician can design the input and the output, and the process in-between. In GSIM terms, the output and the input can be designed in terms of structures and concepts information objects, and the process in-between can be designed using the business information objects. The structures and concepts objects are provided by subject matter specialists.

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56. For more detailed information on the information objects in GSIM, their definitions, attributes and relations, the GSIM Specification document provides a fine level detail and also discusses the relationship between GSIM and other standards and models. The GSIM wiki page

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http://www1.unece.org/stat/platform/display/metis/Generic+Statistical+Information+Model

also includes links to information about practical implementations, and other resources that might be useful to organisations adopting GSIM as a corporate standard.

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