Presentation on theme: "OECD Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) Paris, 13 - 14 September 2012 Governance of commonly used SDMX artefacts A.Götzfried."— Presentation transcript:
OECD Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) Paris, September 2012 Governance of commonly used SDMX artefacts A.Götzfried SDMX Secretariat
2 Introduction First public presentation of the document: Governance of commonly used SDMX artefacts, elaborated by the SDMX Secretariat; Status: Draft for discussion and broader feedback ! The document will also be submitted to the SDMX Sponsors for guidance in September 2012; Final version should be ready by end 2012; Therefore we want to gather comments on –the general structure of the document –eventual missing points –any other comment or suggestion to improve the document
3 Why governance ? to minimise uncertainty to inspire trust to foster standardisation All technical, statistical and IT standards need governance. Main pillars of governance maintenance policy maintenance structure maintenance agency
4 Policy Statement Maintenance agencies taking the responsibility for commonly used SDMX artefacts and commit themselves to: –Respect the governing rules defined in the governance document; –agree on methodological rules and procedures for the management of the SDMX artefacts under their responsibility; –define clear roles, structures and responsibilities for all involved parties ; –respect high quality standards for the benefit of the whole SDMX community.
5 Governance Structure
6 Basic governance principles Commitment to actively collaborate Freedom of extension and limits to proliferation Planning and coordination Standardisation: No duplication of concept principle Stability and pro-activity Freedom of application and scope Re-usability: Use of cross-domain concepts and code lists Accountability: Versioning and change management Transparency Close relationships with users
7 Maintenance of SDMX artefacts Maintenance agency = organizations responsible for the operational maintenance of a specific set of commonly used SDMX artefacts Maintenance schedules Change management
8 Practical governance issues Versioning of artefacts referenced in DSDs Versioning of DSDs Parallel use of different versions of artefacts One or many registries for storage of artefacts Parallel use of two different classification systems in one single DSD etc. Many of these issues need to be elaborated more in detail (using practical experience).
9 The SDMX Secretariat would be very glad to receive feedback to the draft document; please provide feedback to the following mail address: