Strategic management of the information system: Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM):

Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM): Communication Paper for a General Statistical Audience
• Across the world statistical organizations undertake similar activities albeit with variations in the processes each uses. Each of these activities use and produce similar information (for example all organizations use classifications, create data sets and publish products).
• The modernization of statistical production is needed in order for statistical organizations are to remain relevant and flexible in a dynamic and competitive information environment.
• The Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM) is the first internationally endorsed reference framework for statistical information. GSIM is a reference framework of information objects, which enables generic descriptions of the definition, management and use of data and metadata throughout the statistical production process.