I. Introduction 

II. Information in the Statistical Business Process 

A. Identifying and Evaluating Statistical Needs 
B: Designing and Managing Statistical Programs 
C: Designing Processes 
D: Running Processes 
E: Exchanging Information 
F: Collecting Information 
G: Processing and Analyzing Information 
H: Disseminating Information 

III. Foundational Information 

A: Concepts 
B. Population 
C. Node and Node Set 
D. Statistical Classification 
E. Variable 
F. Represented Variable 
G. Instance Variable 
H. Information Resources 
I. Data Sets 
J. Dimensional and Unit Data Structures 
K. Referential Metadata Sets 

IV. Technical information 

A: Identity and Administrative Details 
B. Information Providers, Information Consumers, Organizations, and Individuals 

Annex A: Exchange Channels 

A: Administrative Registers 
B. Web Scraping for Data Collection 
C: Survey Data Collection 

Annex B: Glossary  (see Word or PDF versions)
Annex C: UML Diagrams  (see Word or PDF versions)
Annex D:  Extending the model 

A. GSIM Extension Methodology 
B. Administrative Attributes

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Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM):

(Version 1.1, December 2013)

About this document
This is aimed at metadata specialists, information architects and solutions architects. This document includes descriptions of information in a statistical organization. There are also a number of annexes, which include information about Exchange Channels, a glossary, UML class diagrams and the GSIM extension methodology. 
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