Quality reporting - Quality
In the European Statistical System (ESS), quality of statistical processes and outputs is assessed and reported based on standardised rules, reporting structures and using a common technical environment called the ESS Metadata Handler.
The ESS quality reporting standard is the Single Integrated Metadata Structure (SIMS).
Tools & standards
ESS handbook for quality and metadata reports (re-edition 2021)
Single Integrated Metadata Structure Guidelines v2.0 (2019)
ESS Quality and Performance Indicators (2014)
Single Integrated Metadata Structure v 2.0 – ESMS 2.0 and ESQRS 2.0 (2015)
ESS Quality Glossary (part of CODED - Eurostat Concepts and Definitions Database)
Checklist for Survey Managers (DESAP)
Checklist for survey managers (DESAP) condensed version
Electronic DESAP-E checklist
Electronic DESAP user guide