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Accreditation & Data Access Conditions

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Name Statistika centralbyran (Statistics Sweden)
Postal Address Box 24300
104 51 Stockholm (Sweden)
Contact Click [Here]
Website www.scb.se
General Conditions Access is provided to researchers affiliated to recognized higher education or research institutions in Sweden.
Conditions for Non-Resident Researchers Access is restricted to certain datafiles for EU researchers. No access for non EU researchers.
Conditions for Students No access for students
Legal Framework Secrecy Act
§ 19 Data Protection Act
How To Apply & Modes of Access
Public Use Files N/A
Scientific Use Files N/A
Secure Use Files
Confidential data can be accessed from anywhere through a remote access system called Microdata Online Access (MONA). A written request for the information desired is sent to SCB. The application should contain a project description and a statement of ethical review board attached. If sensitive data must be handled in the research project, approval by an ethics board is required (§ 19 Data Protection Act). Statistics Sweden has one agreement for researchers at state universities and another agreement for researchers at private institutions.  For remote access to data at servers of Statistics Sweden there is also an agreement concerning how to handle the PIN-code and password.
Details & Practical Information
How long does it take to obtain data? Differs, depending on the amount of data and the preconditions. Statistics Sweden does not today have this as a prioritized task.
How much does it cost? The researcher pays for the extra work, in order to prepare the data for the research project. The amount is round € 100/hour.
Information on Access Information on SCB website: click [Here
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Last Update 11-08-2014
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