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Exchange of data and/or metadata in a situation involving the use of open, freely available data formats and where process patterns are known and standard.

Apart from the data-sharing exchange, the SDMX initiative identifies two other basic forms of exchange of statistics and metadata between organisations, i.e. bilateral exchange and multilateral exchange.

Any organization or individual can use any counterparty's data and metadata (assuming they are permitted access to it). This model requires no bilateral agreement, but only requires that data and metadata providers and consumers adhere to the standards.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Bilateral exchange

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Friday, December 16, 2005

Last updated on Tuesday, January 3, 2006