NIS mission

NIS has the mission to meet the information needs of all categories of users of statistical data and information by collecting, producing and disseminating data in accordance with the Law on the Organization and Functioning of Official Statistics in Romania. (EC) No 226/2009, Regulation (EC) No. No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice necessary for substantiating decisions on economic and social development of the country and for the knowledge and information of public opinion on the realities of Romanian society.

NIS vision

NIS, as the main producer of official statistical data, responsible for the coordination of all activities at national level regarding the development, development and dissemination of European statistics, is oriented towards achieving in a near future some functional methodological and technical performances recognized on domestic and international plan, at a level comparable to the performances of the most advanced national statistical institutes in the EU Member States.

NIS Principles:

  • User orientation;
  • Commitment of the NIS leadership;
  • Efficiency in relation to statistical processes;
  • Continuous improvement of official statistics activity;
  • Commitment on the quality of statistical products;
  • Accessibility of statistical data and information;
  • Cooperation in the field of official statistics;
  • Respecting the needs of data providers;
  • Systematic implementation of quality management in statistics;
  • Meeting the collective and individual requirements of the INS staff.

NIS - Microdata for scientific purposes

 

 

 

What are microdata?

Microdata are anonymised confidential data on individual statistical units (individual persons, households or business entities).

NIS grants access to statistical microdata only for scientific research purposes, as follows:
- through standard contract regarding the access and use of microdata - for details click here
- through the Safe Centre located at the NIS headquarter - for details click here

Legal framework

The current European and national legal framework enables access to anonymised microdata available only for scientific purposes.
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 557/2013/CE, concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes;
- Guidelines for the assessment of research entities, research proposals and access facilities
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of European Parliament and of the Council, of March 11, 2009 on European Statistics, amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/759 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015
- Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation
- Law no. 226 / June 5, 2009 concerning the structure and operation of the official statistics in Romania, with all changes and completions
- Law no. 190 / July 18, 2018 on measures to implement Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

Who can access microdata?

Due to the confidential character of microdata, direct acces to microdata (anonymised confidential data) is only granted for scientific research projects under European and national legislation in the field, through a microdata access contract.

Access to microdata is in principle restricted to the universities, research institution or research department in public administration, central banks, national statistical institutes, international organizations etc.

Please note that individuals cannot be granted direct access.

Contact point for NIS Romania microdata set is: datestat@insse.ro

For the microdata set for all 27 EU Member States, the contact point is Eurostat: ESTAT-Microdata-access@ec.europa.eu

More general information are available on the Eurostat website: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/microdata

Where to submit your microdata request?

Please send your request (and/or further questions) to the following e-mail address: datestat@insse.ro

We mention that in order to apply for access to microdata, your organisation must be recognized by us as a research entity - a university, a research institution or research department in public administration, central bank, national statistical institute, international organization etc.

To receive access to microdata, first of all, you must send us an email to datestat@insse.ro, or by post (INS, Bdul. Libertății, no. 16, sector 5, Bucharest), a formal request (official request) from the university/ research institution (with the letterhead of the university/research institution), which needs to contain the following information:

- title of scientific research project/title of PhD thesis

- a description of the project/PhD thesis (objective, some details on the methodology to be followed, which variables will be used, what type of analysis is foreseen to be carried out with the data and an approximate description on the output is also required)

- the name of statistical survey for which you request access to microdata

- the required variables

- time series range

This formal request must be signed by duly designated representative of the entity and stamped.


 Last update: June 22, 2023