SDMX CONTENT-ORIENTED GUIDELINES (2009) are now available following an extended public review period.
The SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines recommend practices for creating interoperable data and metadata sets using the SDMX technical standards. They are intended to be applicable to all statistical subject-matter domains. The Guidelines focus on harmonising specific concepts and terminology that are common to a large number of statistical domains. Such harmonisation is useful for achieving an even more efficient exchange of comparable data and metadata, and builds on the experience gained in implementations to date.
The Guidelines are supplemented by five annexes:
|Annex 1 – Cross-Domain Concepts|
|Annex 2 – Cross-Domain Code Lists|
|Annex 3 – Statistical Subject-Matter Domains|
|Annex 4 – Metadata Common Vocabulary|
|Annex 5 – SDMX-ML for Content-Oriented Guidelines (zip file)|
Additional information is provided in the following files:
- Mapping of SDMX Cross-Domain Concepts to metadata frameworks at international organisations (IMF-Data Quality Assessment Framework, Eurostat-SDMX Metadata Structure and OECD-Metastore)
- Use of Cross-Domain Concepts in Data and Metadata Structure Definitions
- A disposition log of comments and suggestions directly received by the SDMX Secretariat.
Draft versions of the Content-Oriented Guidelines (2006-2008) are available here.
Additional statistical standards and guidelines
Under this heading we present additional statistical standards and guidelines produced by the different SDMX sponsoring or other organisations. These standards and guidelines are not part of the SDMX standards and guidelines; they might, however, be upgraded to SDMX standards and guidelines if the SDMX sponsors so decide.
Cross-domain code lists produced within the European Statistical System:
RAMON – the Eurostat Metadata Server.