CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database

 

Term
Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange, SDMX
Term extension
Statistical concept; Peer reviews
Definition
Technical standard and content-oriented guidelines for the exchange and sharing of statistical information between organisations.
Context
SDMX is an ISO standard designed to describe statistical data and metadata, normalise their exchange, and improve their efficient sharing across organisations. The SDMX initiative is sponsored by seven international organisations (Bank of International Settlements, European Central Bank, Eurostat, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Statistical Division and World Bank) to facilitate the exchange of statistical data and metadata using information technologies. This standard provides an integrated approach to facilitating statistical data and metadata exchange, enabling interoperable implementations within and between systems concerned with the exchange, reporting and dissemination of statistical data and their related meta-information. It is not just a format for data exchange: it includes a set of technical standards and content-oriented guidelines, and is supported by an IT architecture and tools to be used for the efficient exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata. Taken together, those elements may be used to support improved business processes for any statistical organisation.
Source
SDMX Glossary 2016
Hyperlink
https://sdmx.org/wp-content/uploads/SDMX_Glossary_Version_1_0_February_2016.docx
Statistical theme(s)
  • SPECIALISED GLOSSARY - Quality Glossary
  • SPECIALISED GLOSSARY - SDMX Glossary 2016
  • Metadata
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