Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Examining the relationship betweeen GIPSE and SDMX-HD

I was recently pointed to a very interesting entity known as SDMX-HD.

Google Groups for SDMX-HD

SDMX-HD is a Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)-based data exchange format intended to serve the needs of the Monitoring and Evaluation community. It has been developed by WHO and partners to facilitate exchange of indicator definitions and data in aggregate data systems.

Experience with the UNAIDS IXF version 2.0 provided a basis for developing the SDMX-HD. New features in SDMX-HD include better support for domain-specific content for various stakeholders, cross-domain 'Metadata Common Vocabulary', hierarchical codelists, and the ability to generate generic or compact XML from a common data model. It will be based on the ISO SDMX standard and be a 'Content-Oriented Guideline' for the exchange of public health indicator data typically for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities and international reporting, e.g. PEPFAR.

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