• Data access / User responsibilities


By signing the user agreement and the data access requests, the signatory party agrees to respect the following conditions:

  • To use the data exclusively for research purposes (any other use, commercial or otherwise, is strictly prohibited);
  • Not to transfer the data, in any form whatsoever, to a third party, whether free of charge or for a fee;
  • To process these data in accordance with rules of art and statistical secrecy;
  • To mention the data source in their communications, publications, etc., according to the citation to be used whenever (re)using the data
  • To inform the data distributor of any communications, publications, etc. they produce and to send the data distributor the references;
  • To inform the data distributor of any findings related to data quality or difficulties in (re)use;
  • To inform the data distributor of any data (re)use for research other than what was specified in the original request;
  • To store the data on a secure server or in an encrypted workspace (if necessary, refer to the tutorial "Encrypting your documents with Veracrypt" available on the CNIL website) throughout the entire research process;
  • To respect the regulations on the protection of personal data;
  • To register their research with their respective institution's data processing registry or database.

The data producer and data distributor cannot be held responsible for any interpretations or conclusions resulting from the (re)use of the data.

Destroying "FPR" files

  • In addition to the aforementioned obligations, the so-called "Production and Research Files" (FFR) must be destroyed once the research necessitating their access has been completed.

Special permission

  • The TeO survey is available in two versions: reduced version and a full version. The latter differs from the former in only one respect: the inclusion of a file with 11 sensitive variables (questions on religion(s) practised, indications of religious belonging, and political opinion). The full version is subject to special dissemination regulations and is only issued after the Scientific Committee has granted authorisation.

(Re)using data

As mentioned above, the signed user agreement is specific to the stated research purpose. All data (re)use must be reported to Adisp.
Users are asked to report how they (re)use the data not only to regulate and manage data (re)use, but also to enhance the overall dissemination process for the data producers and, in the long-term, broaden the scope of data made accessible via Quetelet-Progedo-Diffusion.