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The following wiki pages relate to the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM).

GSIM is currently in development.

These wiki pages are intended to share and discuss draft working information and ideas related to the development and definition of GSIM with colleagues within the broader METIS community.

In many cases, also, working material posted to this wiki will be accompanied by a specific invitation for colleagues to review the draft content and to provide any suggestions they may have in regard to the existing content and/or in regard to content which should be added. Even if there are cases where such an invitation is not explicit, comments and suggestions are welcomed - and encouraged - in regard to any of the content posted here.

Background to GSIM

GSIM Common Reference Model v0.1

GSIM Sprint 1

GSIM Version 0.3

Sprint 2

GSIM Further Development - Business Plan Approved by the HLG-BAS on 8 June 2012

GSIM v0.4 released for public comment

NEW GSIM Development Project Update

Following the sprints held earlier this year, the development of GSIM continues with the approval of the GSIM Development Project Business Plan by HLG-BAS on 8 June 2012. The project, which runs from May until the end of December 2012, involves the establishment of virtual teams that will complete the development of GSIM for public review and implementation testing in 2013.

At this stage, four 'specification layer' task teams have been set up and work is under way. The teams includes business experts from statistical organizations, as well as information modelling specialists. Each is focussing on documenting details of the information objects contained in different parts of the V0.4 model :

1. Statistical Program and Acquisition Program
2. Conceptual
3. Production
4. Information and Dissemination Program

The teams will produce the first draft of the GSIM specification layer by early September. Guidance from modelling experts and an overarching GSIM Integration Team will ensure that the work is harmonized and can be integrated into a consistent and coherent model for the next release of GSIM in early October.

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