Substantive preparation

The second step to ensure you can work with CBS microdata consists of three parts:

  • Project application review

    Your project application is assessed by CBS on a number of criteria, the most important of which are the admissibility and feasibility of your research.
  • Expert meeting

    You will then be invited for a meeting with CBS experts in the field of the data you think you require. A set of datasets that you can access to conduct your research will be determined in mutual consultation. All data are pseudonymised and mutually linkable via meaningless keys.
  • Overview of datasets, costs and contract

    CBS draws up a cost overview for the project (see the flyer for cost examples). If you agree, the final administrative steps will be taken and a project agreement (contract) and confidentiality statements will be drawn up.