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Colombia: An archive for the National Statistical System (June 2014)

Country / Regional Activity: Colombia
Date of Event: 16/06/2014

An ADP mission was carried out in Colombia from June 16-22 to install a central National Data Archive (NADA). This data archive uses the collections feature in the NADA application to allow different producers to manage their own collections.  The following institutions are part of the central NADA: National Statistics Office (DANE), Central Bank, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Planning (DNP), Ministry of Labour (SENA), Penitentiary Service (INPEC),  National Health Institute (INS), National General Accounting Office (CGN), PROFAMILIA Social and the Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF).

The various agencies are able to independently manage their repositories and develop their own data dissemination policies. This function is designed to allow the extension of the archive into the National Statistical System (NSS). Each participating agency will be responsible for maintaining their DDIs, studies and site administration, as well as assigning their own access to microdata. DANE is currently reviewing the survey metadata from each institution in order to publish them on the central NADA. DANE will plan an official launch of the new central NADA in August and will call for more institutions to be a part of the central catalog. The official launch will be followed by a Microdata Outreach Workshop to raise awareness among users and promote the new NADA.