Co-operation model


  • Projects can have access to microdata administered by the NSIs as well as the researchers’ own data.
  • The principal investigator who applies for remote access to Nordic microdata must initially apply for access from the NSI in the country where the institution of the principal investigator is located – i.e. the local NSI.
  • Each NSI creates the relevant de-identified datasets according to their national rules on the basis of the researcher’s project description. Access to data is always granted on a “need to know” principle, i.e. the dataset contains the data necessary for carrying out the project.
  • Access to cross Nordic microdata can be given through the existing local remote access systems. At the moment such systems are in use in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. For a researcher this means that access to the data will be managed via a single access point where the microdata will also be stored.
  • Data will never leave the safe domains of the Nordic NSIs.
  • Prior to data delivery, all output is subject to output control by the data hosting NSI.
  • Researchers should pay for all costs regarding start-up, extraction of data and guidance in each NSI according to local procedures and prices.
  • Researchers should pay for their use of the remote access system according to the procedures and prices in the data hosting country.