Research and innovation

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In order to maintain the high quality of statistical information, ongoing research is needed. CBS also continuously develops new methods and techniques to improve statistics based on new and existing data sources, produce them more efficiently or make social phenomena understandable in new ways.

The content in this Research and Innovation section is aimed at informing users about CBS' innovation efforts. In part, these efforts also produce new outputs, so-called 'beta products'. These products are sometimes trial products, intended to interest users in our research, to collect feedback or to see which products are relevant for further development. Some 'beta products' are successfully developed further and included in the regular statistics process; however, most beta products have it in them to lose their relevance after some time (if it is decided not to take the further development step). As a rule, beta products are visible here for two years.

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