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25 January 2019

Elevenses and Controlled International Microdata

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 11:13 am

The UK Data Service are holding introductory talks about the controlled data now available to you from three international Research Data Centres (RDCs) across Europe:

  • the French Secure Access Data Centre (CASD)
  • the German Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The talks are on 29 January, 10.45-12.00am in Room 2N2.4.08 in the Social Science Research Centre off Square 2.

Speakers will be Matthew Woollard and Beate Lichtwardt from the UK Data Service (based here at Essex), Roxane Silberman from CASD, Dana Mueller from the IAB and Ruben Dood from CBS.

The new service is part of the UK Data Service’s involvement in the International Data Access Network (IDAN) project, founded in 2018. The project is a collaboration between six RDCs from France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to make it possible for researchers to use controlled access data between these RDCs/countries.

As a member of the IDAN project, the UK Data Service will enable researchers to work remotely on controlled access data using the UK Data Archive Safe Room. This will reduce the need to travel, the associated costs with international research, and helps to address the challenges that researchers currently face when trying to access data from outside the country they are working in.

We look forward to welcoming you to our data talks over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

(And, if you haven’t heard the word before, ‘elevenses’ means a break for light refreshments, usually with tea or coffee, at about 11 o’clock in the morning.)

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