Under certain conditions, Statistics Netherlands’ Centre for Policy Related Statistics (CvB) makes available microdata (anonymous data at the level of individual persons and businesses) for statistical research.
If you wish to use these data, the organisation you work for must be authorised by the Central Commission for Statistics (CCS).
All information about our microdata services and the costs involved can be found in the Catalogue of services and tariff structure.
The development of our microdata services is done in consultation with our customers board, a representative group of our users.
You can conduct your research on site at our offices in The Hague and Heerlen, or from your own workplace using a secure internet connection (remote access).
In addition to existing available microdatasets, other datasets can be made available. Custom-made datasets with Statistics Netherlands microdata can be compiled. and it is also possible to use your own datasets. The latter will be prepared by CvB so they can be linked to our datasets.
All datasets you use remain on the dedicated server at Statistics Netherlands. Statistical results (e.g. statistical tables) can be relocated by CvB staff so you can use them outside our secure environment.
Before statistical results are released, we check all data for the risk of disclosure, as Dutch law forbids Statistics Netherlands to disclose identifiable information on individual persons, enterprises, institutions or households.
Statistics Netherlands requires that all your statistical results be published and made available to other interested persons and organisations.
We publish an overview of publications based on research based on microdata from Statistics Netherlands.
If you want to apply for a study or need more information about using our microdata, please contact us.
Microdataservices and tariff structure (PDF)
Output guidelines (PDF)