Request Form for Use of CompNet Competitiveness Database

Request Form for Use of CompNet Competitiveness Database

Introduction

Please fill in the blanks below with all required information. Fields that are marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. The request will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of CompNet and you will be informed about the acceptance of your application.

With this form, you are requesting the 6th vintage dataset. The detailed documentation of this dataset consists of three parts:

– User Guide for the 6th Vintage of the CompNet dataset (link)

– Cross-Country Report: Novelties and main stylised facts
   of the 6th vintage (link)

– Cross-Country Comparability Report (link)

For access to the 4th and 5th vintage datasets please contact the IWH Research Data Centre: fdz@iwh-halle.de

Note:
If you intend to publish research that is based or makes use of CompNet data we kindly require you to: (1) include a reference to User Guide, Cross-Country Report and Cross-Country Comparability Report and (2) include the following footnote naming the caveats for interpretation of the results: "The reader must be aware that data collection rules and procedures across countries are different, and out of CompNet’s control. Hence, despite all efforts made to improve sample comparability across countries (including the use of population weights), some country samples might still suffer from biases. For a more detailed account of raw data characteristics and sample biases, please refer to the Cross-Country Comparability Report."

1. Personal details
2. Professional affiliation
3. Research plan
If this is a joint project with other researchers, please indicate the names and professional affiliation of your co-authors, starting with the lead researcher in the project.
4. Identification of the sources of research funding
5. Security of data storage
You are required to ensure the security and confidentiality of the data released to you. Please confirm that you will comply with the following data security rules:*
6. Terms and conditions for the usage of data
  • The data may not be used for any purpose other than for the scientific purpose mentioned in this research proposal; commercial use is strictly prohibited.
  • The use of the data is under your full and exclusive responsibility.
  • You may not duplicate, transfer, disclose, publish or otherwise reveal to any third party the data without explicit authorisation.
  • Confidential information will be deleted or destroyed immediately after the research project defined in the application has been completed, or the time limit of five years has expired, unless you have reapplied for access or otherwise agreed.
  • You must send a copy of the publicly released research work to secretariat@comp-net.org.
7. Additional required documentation
8. Data privacy notice

Your answers to this request form constitute personal data and will be processed in accordance with the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation). The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) is the controller for the processing of personal data in relation to the request for use of the CompNet firm-level-based dataset. The personal data provided by you in this request form shall be used exclusively for the purposes of granting access to the research dataset of the CompNet micro-based database and any further monitoring of such access.

In case of further queries on the above processing of your personal data, please refer to the data protection policy of the IWH. 

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