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The system of collecting administrative data and how it responses to the guidelines of the code of practice and the peer review


Recently, Statistics Finland developed a centralised system for collecting and receiving administrative data. That work was well in line with Statistics Finland's strategic plans to harmonise processes, develop generic solutions and centralise data collection activities and know-how.

The work was organised as a project to take place in the period from 2013 to 2015. Statistics Finland now has a new system that utilises process metadata to control and inspect the received administrative data. Project results also included the implementation of a generic tool for technical validation and distribution of administrative data.

The European Statistics Code of Practice gives guidelines for statistical offices about using administrative data and registers in statistical production. This presentation evaluates how these guidelines are met in the new information system that receives and validates administrative data at Statistics Finland. A brief review is also presented on how it corresponds to the Peer Review (2013 to 2015) recommendations today.



Statistics Finland ICT strategy, (2008) and 2015.


European Statistics Code of Practice, (2011) .


Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF).


Statistics Finland ESS Peer Review ((2013) -2015) recommendations for 2016 to 2019.