Economic analysis and research

What services does BELab offer?

  • It receives access requests and forwards them to a Research Technical Evaluation Committee, which will review the documentation submitted.
  • It authorises and oversees access to the laboratory (data room) on the Central Balance Sheet Data Office’s premises (in the Statistics Department). That ensures compliance at all times with legal and data protection requirements.
  • It provides remote access to some of its databases, when confidentiality conditions so allow.
  • It provides the necessary IT tools (Python, R, Stata, among others) so that visiting researchers may pursue their projects. The researchers themselves shall be responsible for creating their own analysis programmes.
  • It draws up and furnishes the methodological documentation needed for the proper use of the microdata.
  • It ensures that individual agents cannot be identified in the results of the work by visiting researchers.

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