Microdata access

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 2023

The 2023 round of the Microdata Access Grant (MAG) call is now open. The deadline for this call is 17 May 2023, 15:00 CE(S)T. Click the button on the right to read the conditions of the call.

Information event
On 14 March 2023 ODISSEI and CBS hosted an online information session for researchers who are interested in applying for this call. You can find the recording of the event here.

Previous rounds
In the earlier rounds of the call, between six and eight projects could be funded. On our website you can find an overview of the projects that were granted in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Questions about the MAG call can be directed to our Scientific Manager, dr. Kasia Karpinska, via kasia@odissei-data.nl.

Microdata Access Discount (MAD)

Via the Microdata Access Discount, employees of all member organisations can get a discount 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.