In order to conduct research with the datasets of Statistics Netherlands you must be engaged by one of the following institutions:
- a Dutch university (under the Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research);
- a statutory organisation or Dutch institute for scientific research;
- the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB); the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP); the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM); the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL);
- Eurostat; national or community statistical authorities of the member states of the European Union.
Institutions or organisations not included in one of the above groups may be authorised by the Central Commission for Statistics (CCS). However, they must comply with the following conditions: the institution must be independent and have an independent legal personality, the research performed by the institution must be independent and scientific, and the institution must provide public access to its published results. For more information about how to obtain CCS authorisation, please contact us.