Please find below a list of frequently asked questions.
Yes, the Community defines a product roadmap every year aligned to its 5-year Strategic Directions.
The .Stat Suite roadmap has been envisaged through to 2021 and is available here.
SDMX, which stands for Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange is an international initiative that aims at standardising and modernising (“industrialising”) the mechanisms and processes for the exchange of statistical data and metadata among international organisations and their member countries.
SDMX is sponsored by seven international organisations including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB), Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), and the World Bank.
The .Stat Suite is a native SDMX solution, supporting a complete end to end flow. It can consume, manage, and export SDMX 2.1 in SDMX-JSON, SDMX-ML, and SDMX-CSV formats.
Yes, we have a comprehensive library of Reusable Components for the Web, and a readily available demo package of them that can be shared upon request.
The .Stat Suite is to be made available under the terms of the MIT licence by mid-2019. MIT is a permissive free software license, which has very limited restriction on reuse.
We only ask that you first identify yourself by completing the contact form to ensure we can best manage any questions you may have.
The community is fully self-financing through its members’ regular contributions, which ensures its sustainability. All members contribute financially with an initial contribution to feed the product roadmap, and on an ongoing basis to sustain support and community coordination activities.
No, the .Stat Suite is to be made available under the terms of the MIT licence (a permissive free software license) by mid-2019.
Every year the community organises its annual workshop with an invitation to the first 2 days extended to interested groups and organisations who may be considering using the .Stat Suite and would like to know more about the community and learn from their experiences. If you would like be added to the mailing list then then please fill out the contact form.
Technical documentation is provided to help install and set-up the .Stat Suite as well as sample data and a guide to assist in correctly preparing and loading data into the system. Being a member of the Community will grant you with access to the core project maintainers and technical support from the community as a whole.
A demo virtual machine can be made available upon request for downloading and testing in a sandbox type environment. It will enable you to load your own data as long as it is correctly formatted and conforms to the SDMX 2.1 standard. Inside the virtual machine is a sample set of data as well as documentation to guide you through the simple set-up and data loading process. If you would like to test drive the .Stat Suite then please complete the contact form.
The Community welcomes new members from statistical based organisations of a non-commercial nature.
By becoming a member of the community means that your organisation is committing to contribute and co-fund the core project, which in turn allows you to drive both the community and product directions, and benefit from the other community members and the core team.
An Memorandum of Understanding “MoU”, the bilateral agreement between the OECD and a new member is first agreed and then signed, and this provides the framework for the collaboration.
The community welcomes contributions from all interested parties, from just providing feedback, to a new or an extension of an existing feature. All developments follow a standard lifecycle using common industry tools for managing versioning, integration, and release of software packages.
If you are interested to contribute then please check out the developers section.