micro data

New Eurostat Micro Data Access Application Procedure

Eurostat has launched a new data access application procedure for micro data. From January 2017, EUI members should use the new Microdata Access Worlkflow Tool – which requires Principal Investigators to register via the EU Login authentication service.

The EUI Researcher – or Principal Investigator in a research team – should create an EU Login for the project application. (It is not necessary for all members of a research team to have a login.)

New variable-time-matrix for EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) launched by GESIS

On 21 January, the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences launched a new variable-time-matrix (Excel format) for identifying EU-Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) variables by type of data, reference period, unit of observation and mode of collection. EU-SILC is a cross-sectional and longitudinal sample survey, coordinated by Eurostat, based on data from the EU member states. EUI members should read the ‘How to Access’ section of this Library page which gives details of access application procedures. The GESIS site also provides transfer routines for converting EU-SILC data from .csv to Stata and SPSS. Full details.

Cross-National Data Centre platform now compatible with R statistical programme and graphics

The Cross-National Data Centre has released a guide to using the data programme R with the LISSY data access platform (Luxembourg). The Cross-National Data Center provides internationally-comparative data on income, inequality, employment and expenditure at individual and household levels. (The LISSY data access system already supports Stata, SAS and SPSS.) Full details of how to use R for access to Cross-National Data Centre resources are in this guide. Users of the LIS and LWS databases are reminded that it is necessary to re-register for access at the beginning of each year.

Deadline for EUROLAB Research Data Missions (Cologne): 15 December

GESIS, the German social sciences’ research service, invites applications for individual research visits to the EUROLAB data facility, Cologne from scholars using European micro data. The closing date for funding support is 15 December. One-month visits may be scheduled between April and June 2016. The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (EUROLAB) has an extensive collection of survey data (via the GESIS Data Archive). Successful applicants will receive a travel grant that covers travel costs (up to 450 Euro) plus accommodation. Details of access to micro data at the EUI are on this Library page.

G-SOEP data survey open until 14 November

The German Institute for Economic Research – Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung – has launched the 2014 German Socio-Economic Panel (G-SOEP) survey. This year, DIW is “particularly interested in your assessment of our new metadata portal, SOEPinfo v.2.” For details of access to the data at the EUI, please visit this Library page. The German Socio-Economic Panel is a longitudinal survey of approximately 11,000 private households in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1984 to 2013, and eastern German länder from 1990 to 2013. The results of the 2014 user survey will be published in the DIW newsletter. The closing date is 14 November.