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Statistical confidentiality

Under the terms of the Federal Statistics Act (Bundesstatistikgesetz, BStatG), the RDC are obliged to ensure statistical confidentiality when offering access to microdata for scientific use. They may not release results that allow conclusions on individual cases.

For this reason, the RDC check every result that is produced within an on-site use of microdata for statistical confidentiality. This happens according to set rules. We therefore ask you to ensure that the results of your analyses meet these rules. If your results allow conclusions on individual cases, these results have to be blocked, which leads to a loss of information.

The leaflet ‘Regulations on the analysis of microdata’ contains important information on the basic requirements for program code and on the criteria on the admission of output.

 

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Version: September 2017

 

To help you preparing a program code that meets the rules, we kindly ask you to use the sample program code.

 

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Version: September 2017

 

Please note: If you don’t follow the rules described in the regulations, the RDC will make use of the possibility to reject the checking and release of your results. Since 1 September 2017, this option is laid down in all contracts.

 

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