19 Feb: Introduction meeting to CBS Microdata and launch of call

On Tuesday 19 February 2019, an introductory meeting on using CBS Microdata will be held, aimed at novice researchers. Microdata are data on a personal, company or address level that can be connected and can be particularly valuable to statistical researchers. Under strict conditions, CBS allows researchers to conduct their own research using CBS Microdata. At the event, you will learn about available Microdata, the practical process of working with them and further requirements and costs. The event introduces researchers to CBS Microdata in an accessible way.

The event is organised by CBS and ODISSEI. ODISSEI is the Dutch national data infrastructure for the social sciences, with 29 participants including all Dutch social science faculties, some economics and business administration faculties, NWO and the national planning agencies. 

During the event, ODISSEI will also launch a call for free usage of Microdata by novice researchers. The MAG offers an unprecedented opportunity to use Microdata for your own medium-sized research, free of charge. In 2019, there is budget available for five proposals. In addition, regular projects from ODISSEI participants receive a 50% discount. 

The event starts at 13:30 (walk-in at 13:00) and takes place at CBS The Hague. The language of communication will be English. Participation is free of charge. 


  • 13:00 Walk in with coffee and thee
  • 13:30 Welcome & introduction to Microdata
  • 14:05 Introduction to ODISSEI & MAG
  • 14:25 Dr. Hans van Kippersluis (Erasmus School of Economics): Using linked survey and administrative data to study the relationship between socioeconomic status and health
  • 14:55 Break
  • 15:15 Dr. Bram Hogendoorn (UvA faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences): Educational differences in the relationship between divorce and poverty using CBS data
  • 15:45 Exploring available Microdata
  • 16:05 Practical matters when starting a project
  • 16:15 Questions and discussion

Closing networking drinks


Participation is free of charge. Please subscribe via this form.


CBS, Henri Faasdreef 312, 2492 JP Den Haag.


Lucas van der Meer at events@odissei-data.nl

Photo by Michel Groen Fotografie