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Kieran Walsh Director of Business Statistics, CSO Irish Statistical System Code of Practice (ISSCoP) TranSG meeting 19th September 2013.

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1 Kieran Walsh Director of Business Statistics, CSO Irish Statistical System Code of Practice (ISSCoP) TranSG meeting 19th September 2013

2 The Question of Quality CSO has to adhere to International Standards set down for NSI’s (also apply to any other producer of ‘European statistics’) Known as the European Statistics Code of Practice (ESCoP) 15 different standards covering various elements of statistical production Independence, release calendaring etc. etc. TranSG meeting 19th September 2013

3 The Question of Quality contd. Also non-European statistics produced here which are Official Statistics Produced by CSO and other bodies Up to now no code of practice for these To be launched on 21 st November at SSISI symposium TranSG meeting 19th September 2013

4 What is the ISSCoP? Subset of the ESCoP Covers main elements of independence and objectivity required to ensure confidence in Official Statistics CSO will launch along with practical guidelines Discussing with public sector organisations to sign up to the code TranSG meeting 19th September 2013

5 Why have a code of practice? Intention is to build a system which gives people confidence in all official statistics CSO will launch a logo to identify statistics adhering to the code Process will take time and engagement TranSG meeting 19th September 2013

6 What will happen next? Launch of ISSCoP (21 st November) Organisations signing up to the code will agree a list of Official Statistics with the DG of CSO Self-assessments Launch of ISS logo Extend range of organisations, statistics etc. over time TranSG meeting 19th September 2013


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