Microdata access

In 2021, ODISSEI continues making funds available for employees of member organisations using CBS Microdata. ODISSEI offers two programmes: Microdata Discount (MAD) and Microdata Grants. Both grants are described in the guidelines (on the right):

Microdata Access Grant (MAG) call 2021

The Microdata Access Grant (MAG) call 2021 offers funding for six CBS Microdata projects for researchers working at ODISSEI member organisations. The 2021 round of the MAG is now closed. Questions about the MAG call can be directed to our Scientific Manager, dr. Kasia Karpinska, via submissions@odissei-data.nl.

In the previous round in 2020, eight projects were awarded the grant, three more than in previous years. The committee that evaluated the 2020 applications consisted of the following members: Tanja van der Lippe (UU), Govert Bijwaard (NIDI), Didier Fouarge (Maastricht University), Maarten van Ham (TU Delft), and Jan van Ours (EUR).

Microdata Access Discount (MAD)

Via the Microdata Access Discount, employees of all member organisations can get a discount of up to 50% on their CBS Microdata projects. A condition is that projects should be financed via the first or second stream, or similar. Download the full guidelines.

The following page displays projects that receive or have received the discount.

Conducting research with CBS microdata

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) collects a wide range of data for its statistical tasks, many of them microdata at the level of individual persons or organisations. Protection of the confidentiality of the data has the highest priority for CBS. Within strict safety conditions however, universities and other authorized research institutes can get Remote Access to such data to perform statistical analyses for their own scientific or statistical purposes. The microdata themselves remain strictly within a secure environment within CBS. Under applicable conditions researcher can also bring in additional dataset to be linked with CBS microdata. Before aggregate statistical results are exported from the secured environment, CBS will check whether these results do not contain any risk for disclosure of information on individual persons or organisations.

Read more about using microdata within the CBS Remote Access Environment.