Important information on the effect of the Coronavirus on the operation of the RDC of the Statistical Offices of the Federation and the Federal States
The number of persons infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Federal Republic of Germany still leads to restrictions for the use of our safe centres at the different RDC locations. Only a few RDC locations have by now reopened their safe centres. The health and protection of our data users and staff members is our highest priority. Hence, there are strict distance and hygiene rules as well as an obligation to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose. The RDC staff takes care that every safe centre working station (desk, keyboard, mouse etc.) are thoroughly disinfected before an appointment.
Your supervising location can provide you with information (via e-mail or telephone) about the specific rules that apply to the visit of a safe centre. They can also tell you if a visit is possible at all.
As soon as we have further news, we will promptly inform you about it in this place.
New safe centre in Mannheim
Since July 2018, there is a new workplace for guest researchers available at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim.
Especially for Researchers from the metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar, this simplifies the access to the extensive RDC data supply.
Initially, the safe centre will be open on tuesdays. Starting from october, it can additionally be used on thursdays. Appointments can me made with the colleagues from the location Stuttgart.
Information on the implementation of the amendment of the Federal Statistics Law (BStatG)
The BStatG allows the provision of formally anonymised data (individual data without name or address) at safe centres as long as effective precautions are taken to preserve confidentiality. Technical, organisational and legal actions have been taken to implement those legal regulations. They ensure that statistical confidentiality is preserved and deanonymisation of individual information on base of generated results is not possible.
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