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SDMX Implementation for Data Exchange

SDMX Newsletters and implementation projects

SDMX DSD availability (*NEW*)

SDMX Implementation for Metadata Exchange

The ESS Metadata System

Presentation of the ESS standards for reference and structural metadata and of the tools used for metadata collection and management

Standards for reference metadata

ESS Metadata Handler (ESS MH)

Standards for structural metadata

ESS MH Newsletter

Learning SDMX: Tutorials

A set of online tutorials helping to get familiar with the SDMX standard (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange)
Each tutorial consists of a student book, a self-test and a video

Welcome to SDMX
Why and how SDMX can help you

Metadata Structure Definition
Explains how SDMX structures reference metadata

Introduction to SDMX
Outline of SDMX in terms of its history and main components

SDMX-ML Messages
Describes the XML based transmission format supported by SDMX

SDMX Information Model
A description of the SDMX Information Model for data and metadata and its main objects

XML based technologies used in SDMX
The XML technology and the advantages of using it in SDMX

Data Structure Definition
Explains how data is structured in SDMX

SDMX Architecture for data sharing
How SDMX can facilitate data sharing using different IT architectures (push, pull, hub)

Open Source Software for SDMX

Overview of SDMX tools developed and published by Eurostat

SDMX Converter
Converts data files between SDMX formats and other file formats

Data Structure Wizard (DSW)
Used to create, edit and test SDMX artefacts

SDMX Registry
A central repository for storing and sharing SDMX artefacts

SDMX Reference Infrastructure (SDMX-RI)
A set of tools that allows to connect your IT systems to the SDMX world

Mapping Assistant
Mapping and transcoding of the contents of an existing database to SDMX data structures

XSD Generator
Generates a standard XML schema definition for a given SDMX DSD

SDMX Training Events and Key meetings

Training courses on SDMX are offered by Eurostat in regular intervals, usually in spring and autumn. The exact dates for the next sessions are published on this page once approved.

Key SDMX meetings

28-30 September 2015, SDMX Global Conference,Bangkok, Thailand
An overview of the conference and the main issues
Eurostat presentations to the conference can be viewed here

27-30 October 2014, Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, Korea

22 October 2014, SDMX-RI User Group, Luxembourg

Agenda, presenters and presentations: information

SDMX Basics and Advanced

SDMX Training: Basics
NEXT: 14-15 March 2016 under the ESTP 2016 programme
LAST: 27-29 October 2015 (In-house training)
The presentations for this course can be viewed here for a limited time only (end 2015).

SDMX Training: IT tools
NEXT: 11-13 May 2016 under the ESTP 2016 programme
ALSO: 17-19 October 2016 under the ESTP 2016 programme
More info and contacts at
LAST: 10-12 November 2015 (In-house training)
The presentations for this course can be viewed here.

SDMX for metadata: Introductory and Advanced
European Statistical System – Metadata Handler (ESS-MH)

Webinar training on European Statistical System – Metadata Handler (ESS-MH)
NEXT: 02 December 2015 (Webinar)
ALSO: 09 December 2015 (In-house training)
ALSO: 13 January 2016 (In-house training)
ALSO: 27 January 2016 (Webinar)
ALSO: 20 April 2016 (In-house training)
ALSO: 27 April 2016 (Webinar)

SDMX Registry

NEXT: 16 December 2015 (In-house training)
ALSO: 11 December 2015 (Webinar)
ALSO: 20 January 2016 (In-house training)
ALSO: 22 January 2016 (Webinar)
ALSO: 15 April 2016 (In-house training)
ALSO: 11 May 2016 (Webinar)

SDMX Converter (*NEW*)

NEXT: 25 November 2015 (Webinar) to be confirmed
ALSO: 11 March 2016 (Webinar)

Webforms (*NEW*)

NEXT: 03 February 2016 (In-house training)
ALSO: 06 April 2016 (In-house training)


NEXT: 18-19 April 2016 (In-house-training)

See also

  • Website - To know more about the SDMX standard and the sponsoring organisations forming the SDMX secretariat.
  • SDMX Tools Repository - To search for SDMX tools developed by different companies and international organisations.
  • SDMX projects on Joinup - The collaborative platform created by the European Commission for sharing and reusing open-source software, semantic assets and other interoperability solutions for public administrations.
  • Eurostat Website - General information about Eurostat, a DG of the European Commision.
  • Euro SDMX Registry - Repository of SDMX structures used in Eurostat and the European Statistical System
  • ESS Validation Services - To know more about validation in the European Statistical System

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