Partner Policies

How do you access CNEF Data?

Whether you're browsing CNEF data on Investigator, or you know what data you want before you even request Investigator access, you'll have to take a couple of steps before you can actually use them. To access CNEF files for a given country you must apply for, and get approval to use those data by each respective data manager. Although it might seem burdensome to have to fill out applications for each country, it is actually fairly easy. Access procedures for each country follows a similar process.

Australia | HILDA - CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for access

The HILDA-CNEF dataset is a subset of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey data developed specifically for use as part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF). The Australian Government Department of Social Services is responsible for approving access to the HILDA-CNEF dataset.

Per request from the HILDA officials, the Cross-National Equivalent File is currently not distributing the HILDA-CNEF dataset. The HILDA CNEF file is available for download from the ADA (Australian Data Archive ) website free of charge. However, users still need to submit an applications form.

Step 1a: Registering with the HILDA Dataverse

User must register with the HILDA Dataverse to access and download the data.

Step 2: Accessing data

CNEF Users interested in using HILDA CNEF data, will need to follow the Guidelines of National Centre for Longitudinal Data. Instructions specific to the HILDA-CNEF file begin on Page 16 of the above linked document.

If your question is about:

HILDA application process?
Contact: longitudinalsurveys@dss.gov.au

The HILDA data?
Contact: hilda-inquiries@unimelb.edu.au

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

Canada | SLID-CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for access

The SLID data are not available outside Statistics Canada. Instead researchers may analyze the data on the Statistics Canada servers.

STEP 1a: Register with the CNEF team  

Contact STATCAN.slidremote-teleedtr.STATCAN@canada.ca or STATCAN.incomerevenu.STATCAN@canada.ca via email to request access.  You will be asked to provide a brief proposal or research abstract for approval.

STEP 1b: Submit a program   

To analyze the data, one needs to submit a program which Statistics Canada staff will run. Although Statistics Canada staff work mostly with SAS programs, they will also accept and run programs written in SPSS and Stata.  

The file pathname is \\fld8filer\isddism\CNEF\users-Programs. To submit a program, send an e-mail to the SLID Client Services Unit at Statistics Canada: STATCAN.slidremoteteleedtr.STATCAN@canada.ca or STATCAN.income-revenu.STATCAN@canada.ca

STEP 1c: Ensuring compliance with Canada’s confidentiality rules  

A SLID survey officer will scan all output to ensure it complies with Statistics Canada policies. Users should write programs so that the output and/or log files do not include any information that someone could use to identify individual respondents. If the output/log files include such information, a SLID survey officer will email to advise and inform the researcher that he or she must change their program so that the output/log files comply with Statistics Canada policies. When the results/log files comply, the SLID survey officer will send the results to the SLID-CNEF user.  

If your question is about:

Submitting a program?
Contact: slidremote@statcan.gc.ca | dynamics@statcan.ca | income@statcan.ca

Getting access to the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

Germany | SOEP-CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for a contract with DIW Berlin

Download the application from www.diw.de/en/diw_02.c.222843.en/forms.html. After completing it, please send it to: soepmail@diw.de. The DIW staff will prepare, check, and review your contract. The DIW director will then sign the contract on behalf of DIW. The DIW will send you two hard copies of the contract by regular mail and a PDF copy by email. Review the PDF copy to speed the time the DIW needs to process contracts.

STEP 1a: Sign and return the contract  

When you receive the contracts, please sign and return one original to the DIW.

STEP 2: Request Data

Email CNEF team at cnef@osu.edu

If your question is about:

Completing the DIW contract?
Contact: soepmail@diw.de

The SOEP data?
Contact: soepmail@diw.de

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

Japan | JHPS-CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for access

To obtain the JHPS-CNEF data, you need to apply for permission from the Panel Data Research Center at Keio University (PDRC)

STEP 1a: Register an account 

Register a new user account with the PDRC by visiting https://www.pdrc.keio.ac.jp/Appli/

STEP 1b: Apply for JHPS-CNEF data

Log into your newly created account and create a “New Project” by filling the necessary forms to request for JHPS-CNEF data.

STEP 1c: Wait for the PDRC’s approval decision

Once your request is approved, you will receive a message from the PDRC granting you permission to access the data.  

STEP 2: Request data

Please forward the approval email you received to the CNEF team (cnef@osu.edu).

STEP 3: Accessing the data  

The CNEF team will verify your approval email and take the necessary measures to guarantee your access to the data in the CNEF-Investigator. Once your CNEF-Investigator is created you will be able to use the data.

STEP 4: JHPS-CNEF data use report  

After using the JHPS-CNEF data we kindly request that users report their research results in PDRC’s Data Management System (DMS).

If your question is about:

JHPS application process?
Contact: info@pdrc.keio.ac.jp

The JHPS data?
Contact: info@pdrc.keio.ac.jp

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

Korea | KLIPS-CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for access

Email klips@kli.re.kr to request a User Agreement

STEP 1a: Complete and send the signed User Agreement to:

E-Mail:

klips@kli.re.kr

Mail:

KLIPS Team (Room 501)

Korea Labor Insititute

Building C, Sejong National Reserch Complex

370 Sicheong-daero

Sejong-si, 339-007, Republic of Korea

STEP 1b: Receive authorization confirmation

Once the Korea Labor Institute approves and verifies the User Agreement, they will notify both the applicant and the CNEF Team that they grant the user permission to access the data.

STEP 2: Request data

Email CNEF team at cnef@osu.edu.

If your question is about:

KLIPS application process or User Agreement?
Contact: klips@kli.re.kr

The KLIPS data?
Contact: klips@kli.re.kr

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

Russia| RLMS-CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for access

Email cnef@osu.edu to register. Briefly describe the project and how you will use the RLMS-HSE-CNEF data. The CNEF team will review the project. When they approve it, they will notify you.

STEP 2: Receiving the data

CNEF Team will deliver the data to you by disk. Unfortunately at this moment, we are not allowed to distribute RLMS-CNEF data via CNEF Investigator.

If your question is about:

RLMS-HSE application process?
Contact: rlms@unc.edu

The RLMS-HSE data?
Contact: rlms@unc.edu

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

Switzerland | SHP-CNEF Data File

STEP 1: Apply for a Contract

Go to www.swisspanel.ch and download the contract. In the contract you will need to describe your project. If you are a graduate student, you must have a faculty member sign the contract. In signing the contract you (your supervising faculty member) agree to protect the confidentiality of the data.

STEP 1a: Complete and send the signed User Agreement to:

E-Mail:

swisspanel@fors.unil.ch

Fax

+41 21 692 37 35

c/o University

Mail:

FORS, Denise Bloch

c/o University  of Lausanne

Bâtiment Géopolis, 5th floor

1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

STEP 2: Request data

Email CNEF team at cnef@osu.edu.

If your question is about:

Completing the SHP contract?
Contact: swisspanel@fors.unil.ch

The SHP data?
Contact: swisspanel@fors.unil.ch

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

UK | BHPS-CNEF and UKHLS-CNEF Data Files

STEP 1: Apply for a Access

To access the BHPS-CNEF and UKHLS-CNEF files, one needs to register with the UK Data Service (UKDS).

Information on how to register with the UK Data Service is available at:
www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/registration  

Specific information on registering from UK institutions of higher and further education is detailed at:
www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/registration/uk-he-fe-users

Information on registering from outside the UK is detailed at:
www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/registration/nonukusers

STEP 2: Request data

Email CNEF team at cnef@osu.edu.

If your question is about:

Completing the BHPS/Understanding Socierty contract?
Contact: help@ukdataservice.ac.uk

The BHPS/Understanding Socierty data?
Contact: help@ukdataservice.ac.uk

Receiving a copy of the dataset?
Contact: cnef@osu.edu

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