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.

Safe Centre located at the NIS headquarter

MICRODATA CATALOGUE - Datasets available in Safe Centre
The Safe Centre is located at the NIS headquarter from 16, Libertatii Avenue, Bucharest.
What are the steps to get access to microdata through Safe Centre located at the NIS headquarter from Bucharest?
First of all, 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.
In order to receive access to microdata trough Safe Centre, you must send us by email to, or by post (National Institute of Statistics, 16, Libertatii Avenue, Bucharest), the following documents:
1. 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.
2. Annexes
Annexes must be filled by university/research institution and include:
- Annex 1 Data Request Form for safe Centre Access
- Annex 2 Rules of Access and Work in the Safe Centre
- Annex 3 Confidentiality Commitment
Rules of Access and Work in the Safe Centre (Annex 2) must be signed by each person who will work with the microdata.
3. Contract concerning the access and use of microdata in Safe Centre - will be concluded between NIS and university / recognized research institution. We will send you this contract after you send us the official request from point 1 and the Annexes from point 2. Until then you can consult the Contract concerning the access and use of microdata in Safe Centre model
How and when are microdata provided?
After the signing by both parties of the Safe Centre microdata contract, at the term specified in point 4 of the contract, NIS will allow access to the researchers named in theData Request Form for Safe Centre Access to the requested microdata in the Safe Centre located at the NIS headquarter.
Only the researcher(s) named in the Data Request Form for Safe Center Access will have access to the microdata.
The access to the Center for a new researcher in the project, can be added after the signing of the Contract, based on a request addressed to NIS (Request to add a new researcher in the project).