Seminar "Access to confidential micro data for research and policy analysis"

National statistical offices collect a wealth of data on individuals and firms. Besides being the base for official statistics, the data also represent an invaluable resource for the research community. Statistical offices thus provide access to the anonymized micro data for research purposes through various channels. Hungarian Central Statistical Office - similarly to many advanced countries - arranges access to confidential statistical data in a dedicated safe centre and more recently through remote access and remote execution. The seminar brought first-hand experience from these schemes and provided a platform for discussing their potential in the Czech Republic. The keynote speaker presenting the practice from Hungary was Dr. Zsolt Németh from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office.