Accreditation & Data Access Conditions
|Name||Központi Statisztikai Hivatal – KSH | Hungarian Central Statistical Office – HCSO|
|Postal Address||H-2014 Budapest, Keleti Károly utca. 5-7. 1024 Budapest|
In order to fulfill data requests for not public statistical information, the HCSO offers 6 data access channels for the users.
2 of these channels are available for all users without restrictions while 4 of them are available for researchers for scientific purposes only. For data access channels available for scientific purposes only, a researcher accreditation procedure is applicable and a contract and a confidentiality commitment must be signed.
The following 2 data access channels are available for all users without restrictions:
Requests for tabular data: Using this data access channel, access to tabular data can be requested. Following the positive evaluation of the data request from professional and data protection point of view, the requested tabular data will be sent to the person requesting the data using the preferred transmission mode (e-mail, post).
Access to Public Use Files: Publicly available microdata sets with strong statistical disclosure control can be accessed by using this data access channel for testing, teaching and research purposes.
Data access channels available for scientific purposes only:
Safe Centre access: The HCSO offers access to deidentified microdata sets for scientific purposes in the safe environment of the Safe Centre operated by the HCSO in Budapest.
Remote access: This data access channel offers access to deidentified microdata sets for scientific purposes in the safe environment of the remote access points operated by the HCSO under the same access conditions as the Safe Centre.
Remote execution: For scientific purposes, the HCSO produces the requested research outputs inside its own safe environment based on the specifications/syntax files provided by the researcher.
The secure access modes (Safe Centre access, remote access and remote execution) provide access to both ready-made and customised microdata sets.
|Conditions for Non-Resident Researchers||Non-resident researchers (not limited to EU) may have access under the same conditions as national researchers.|
|Conditions for Students||Master's and PhD students may have access under the same conditions as confirmed researchers.|
|Legal Framework||Hungarian Act on Statistics: Act No. XLVI of 1993 / Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information (“Privacy Act”): Act No. CXII of 2011|
|How To Apply & Modes of Access|
Detailed information on access to Public Use Files:
Public Use Files available on the HCSO website:
Teaching PUF available for the 2011 Population and Housing Census:
|Scientific Use Files||
Release of anonymised microdata sets is available only for scientific purposes and access is granted only for approved research projects that meet all researcher accreditation criteria.
Detailed information on access to Scientific Use Files:
|Secure Use Files||
Different data access channels are available for researchers to access Secure Use Files: access in the Safe Centre located in Budapest, access via remote access and remote execution is available. These data access channels are available only for scientific purposes and access is granted only for approved research projects that meet all researcher accreditation criteria.
|Details & Practical Information
|How long does it take to obtain data?||The length of the process depends on the complexity of the data request and the availability of the requested information.
Scientific Use Files: approx. 3–4 weeks (estimated average)
Secure Use Files: approx. 3–4 weeks (estimated average)
|How much does it cost?||Use of ready-made datasets, permanently available in the Safe Centre and in remote access, is free of charge (including output checking).
According to HCSO standard rules of cost calculation, HUF 60.000/capita/day (about EUR 200) + VAT for compiling specifically requested (not ready-made) datasets is charged, based on the resources needed to fulfil the request. This fee is applicable for the preparation of the dataset and also for output checking.
|Information on Access||
Information on data access conditions:
Information on researcher accreditation:
Information on confidentiality for data providers:
Standard data request forms are available and are to be used for all data access channels (except Public Use Files where data requests forms are not applicable). Forms are available in English on the HCSO website at http://www.ksh.hu/data_requests_home.
A guideline for researchers, describing the work in the Safe Centre is also available in English at http://www.ksh.hu/safe_centre_access
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