Course Description

Data quality is an element of increasing importance for users and for the credibility of the statistical systems. Data quality management provides a context-specific process for improving the fitness of data that’s used for analysis and decision making. The goal is to create insights into the health of that data using various processes and technologies on ensuring its quality. Data quality in itself is not the goal but rather a tool to achieve the outcome that depends on that quality. Our Certificate in “Data Quality Management” course provides learners with an understanding of the relationship between the fundamental elements that contribute to statistical activity and quality assessment, mostly based on the recommendations of the United Nations National Quality Assurance Framework. It also provides insights into the linkages between the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics (FPOS) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Course outline:


  • Fundamental elements that contribute to statistical activity
  • Fundamentals on the statistical planning and implementation
  • Main statistical concepts concerning quality assessment
  • Principles Governing International Statistical Activities
  • Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics
  • Definition of quality in statistics
  • Product quality and quality reporting
  • Example of national product quality
  • Process quality
  • Tools for measuring product quality components
  • Quality management and quality frameworks
  • International standards organization (ISO9001)
  • Tools for measuring perceptions of various actors
  • Strategic management and policy

Course Goals

09 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2023
8 Hours/Day
Course Details
SCB_2023 Comprehensive Test In-Person


Carlos Dias

ISEGI - Information Management and Statistics Higher Institute - The NOVA Information Management School , Portugal

Carlos Afonso Dias is Guest Professor at the NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS). In academic terms, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (IST) and a Master's Degree in Statistics and Information Management from NOVAIMS. He concluded the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Information Management and is completing the Doctorate in Information Management at NOVAIMS.

Since 1990, he has been a Higher Technician Specialist in Statistics at the National Institute of Statistics (INE) where he has exercised functions of chef and management/coordination of collection projects, treatment and dissemination of official statistics.

Completed, in 2006, the High Management Course in Public Administration, at the National Institute of Administration (INA).

Since 1994, he has graduated several cadeiras in the Bachelor's, Post-graduation and Master's courses at NOVAIMS. Consultant and trainer, in particular in the modernization of collection processes, dissemination and management of information. Participation in international projects and task forces in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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