In this context, the National Statistical Institute established a Protocol with the Ministry of Education and Science, with the objective of facilitating the access of researchers to the statistical information they need for the exercise of their activity.
To this end, the Direção Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência (former Planning, Strategy, Assessment and International Relations Office of the Ministry) carries out the previous accreditation of the interested parties, also providing them with all the necessary information.
For each scientific research project, an accreditation request must be made to the DGEEC, which must include the following documents:
- Accreditation request form (PDF)
- Declaration of commitment (draft) (PDF)
- GDPR Privacy Notice and Consent (PDF)
Before proceeding with the accreditation request, please consult the databases accessible within the scope of this protocol
The accreditation of researchers is only carried out for access to databases available within the scope of this project. Free access to statistical micro-data bases for research purposes is only possible to accredited researchers, according to the Protocol established with Statistics Portugal.
Some of these micro-data bases are only available for access in a safe centre environment. Statistics Portugal has 4 safe centres located in the headquarters building in Lisbon, in its Regional Delegations in Coimbra and Porto, and a remote safe centre in the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM). The use of these safe centres has its own rules and is subject to prior booking.