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User charge

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Discounts

The use of official German microdata is charged. Young academics like students or Ph.D. students can request a discount. The setting of fees depends on the number of statistics used, the number of survey years, and the number of ways of data access. Furthermore, the fee depends on whether the requested data are part of the standard supply of the RDC or have to be processed specifically for a project.

The standard supply of the RDC includes all statistics that are already centralised at the time of the application. Here you find more information on the RDC’s data supply.
In addition to data from the standard supply, it is also possible to request data processed specifically for a project. Project-specific processing may include the following:

We also offer the use of statistics that are not included in our data supply. In this case, there is not a fixed charge but the charge depends on the expenses for processing the microdata (so called absorbed cost). If you have such a request please address our contact persons.

 

Charge for the use of the standard supply

Per statistic, survey year and way of data access 250 Euro are charged for data included in our standard supply. The data can be used for a maximum of three years.

Example: You would like to use the Microcensus of the years 2011 and 2012 at the safe centre and through remote execution. In addition, you want to use the Income and Consumption Survey of 2008 through remote execution.

Calculation EUR
Microcensus 2011: safe centre
250.-
Microcensus 2012: safe centre
250.-
Microcensus 2011: remote execution
250.-
Microcensus 2012: remote execution
250.-
Income and Consumption Survey: remote execution
250.-
Total
1250.-

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Charge for the use of project-specifically processed data

For project specifically processed data the use of data from the standard supply plus an additional fee for the project-specific processing is charged. This additional fee sums up to 250 Euro per statistic for each auxiliary processing step.

Example: You would like to use the hospital statistics of the years 2005 and 2010 at a safe centre and in addition have the settlement-structural type of the administrative district merged.

Calculation EUR
Hospital statistics 2005: safe centre
250.-
Hospital statistics 2006: safe centre
250.-
Fee for project-specific processing (type of the administrative district)
250.-
Total
750.-

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Discounts for Ph.D. students

Ph.D. students can use a discount for the use of data. Precondition is that the charges cannot be carried by the supervising university and that suitable verification for this is provided. The data may be used for up to three years. Only the Ph.D student and a maximum of one supervisor may be authorised as data users.

For the use of data from the standard supply 50 Euro will be charged per statistic, survey year and way of access.

If the data is to be processed specifically for the project the usual fee for additional processing will be charged in full.

Example: You would like to use the Microcensus of the year 2011 at the safe centre and through remote execution. In addition, you want to use the Census of 1987 through remote execution.

Calculation EUR
Microcensus 2011: safe centre
50.-
Microcensus 2011: remote execution
50.-
Census 1987: remote execution
50.-
Total
150.-

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Discounts for students

The standard supply is available for students, provided suitable verifications, for example for project papers or diploma theses. The data may be used for up to twelve months. Authorised as data users may only be the student and a maximum of one supervisor.

For the use of data from the standard supply 25 Euro will be charged per statistic, survey year and way of access.

If the data is to be processed specifically for the project the usual fees for additional processing will be charged in full.

Example: You would like to use the statistic of road traffic accidents of the year 2011 to 2013 at the safe centre and the causes of death statistics of the year 2011 through remote execution.

Calculation EUR
Statistic of road traffic accidents 2011: safe centre
25.-
Statistic of road traffic accidents 2012: safe centre
25.-
Statistic of road traffic accidents 2013: safe centre
25.-
Causes of death statistic 2011: remote execution
25.-
Total
100.-

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Charge for the peer review process

In the case of planned or current peer review processes for publications based on RDC data, scientists can apply for a “review stage”, if are in a review process or shall be submitted into one. A respective request has to be filed within the regular period of use. The data will then be held available based on a special user contract. Should additional analyses be needed due to feedback from the peers, they may be performed by the scientist. Ahead of every additional analyse, the peers’ review must be submitted to the RDC. The scientist may then only perform analyses that are related to the peer’s remarks. At the end of the “review stage”, the RDC is to delete the submitted peer’s reviews. The use of the “review stage” is charged uniquely with 250 EUR.

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