A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT Collaboration between 6 Research Data Centres from France, Germany, Netherlands and the UK to facilitate research use of controlled access data between these countries.

In the first year, we aim to enable researchers to work remotely on data provided by partner countries from within their local Research Data Centre, all access points being in the same physical location.
project partners
access for non-resident researchersClick on the location of interest
network progress
TOWARDS REMOTE ACCESS TO all partners from each partner’S PHYSICAL LOCATION.
 CASDCBSGESISIABONSUKDS
CASD
CBS
GESIS
IAB
ONS
UKDS

not applicable

under discussion

access available
NEWS
Remote access to French confidential data now available from GESIS Secure Data Center and UKDS’ Safe Rooms.
SUBJECT AREAS OF DATA AVAILABLE AT PARTNER ORGANISATIONS Data are made available to non-resident researchers according to local legislation
and data owner permissions.
 CASDCBSGESISIABONSUKDS
Classifications
in English
Classifications
in local language
Data catalogue
in English
Data catalogue
in local language
Accreditation
 CASDCBSGESISIABONSUKDS
Application form
Who oversees the application process?Comité du secret statistique
or
Producer depending on surveys
CBSSecure Data Center
(+Data provider)
FDZ is responsibleONS and Data producer
Cross government accreditation panel
UKDS and Data depositor,
Cross Government Accreditation Panel
Approximately how long does an application take?10 weeks4-6 weeks2-4 weeks3 weeks6 weeks 4-6 weeks
Institutions must be approved?
NoYes
Approval valid for
5 years
NoNoNoNo
Institutional criteria NoInitially : universites;
now also commercial organisations/companies
Scientfic Research InstitutionsScientific Research InstitutionsAcademic institutionFor non-ONS data resercher must be based at an academic or scientific research institution
Person criteriaResearch/studies
Non-commercial
Must work for
an accredited
institution
Research/studies
Non-commercial;
PhD-candidate or higher status
(MA-students in exceptional cases)
Research/studies
Non-commercial
Undergraduate or higher with significant proportion of maths or statistics.
Or
Demonstrate 3 years quantitative research experience
Or
Applicant must work under supervision of an accredited researcher
Government data : ONS accredited researcher status

Non-government data : ESRC accredited researcher staus, PHD and research students to apply jointly with their supervisors.
Research Project CriteriaResearch purposes
Research in public interest if using administrative data
Statistical purposes
Results must be published
Reasonable research project, aiming at publicationResearch projects need to be related to the social security system or to the labour market researchStatistical purposes that serve ‘public good’
Results must be made public
Statistical purposes that serve ‘public good’
ChargeYes
Approx. €2000 per year
Other services available
Yes
€375 researcher registration
€530 introduction for first time users
€1600 project registration
Other services available
No
(may change in the future)
NoNoNo
Mandatory training?Yes
Onsite, one day
Valid for 4 years
No
Face-to-face introduction to environment and awareness questionnaire
No
Written guidelines
Face-to-face introduction to environment and awareness instructions
NoYes
Onsite
1 day
Valid 5 years
Yes
Onsite
1 day
Valid 5 years
Other training accepted?NoN/AN/AN/AYes
UK Data Service,
Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN),
HM Revenue and Customs
Yes
Office for National Statistics,
Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN),
HM Revenue and Customs
Training sessionsBy appointmentN/AN/A

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