(i) Further information on confidentiality:
To ensure that the confidentiality of the DMP data is maintained, the DMP microdata data made available to researchers will be anonymised and will be available with a lag of around six months.
Access will be via the ONS’s Secure Research Service (SRS). The SRS is a safe and secure environment, it has stringent controls and is only available to accredited researchers.
To help preserve anonymity, some variables in the SRS version of the DMP data will be banded, and others that are hard to fully anonymise will be removed entirely. There will be no personal data in this dataset.
It will not be possible to match the DMP data to non-ONS datasets where the researcher could know the identity of the firms in the dataset that they are matching to.
(ii) Further information on the relationship with DMP team research:
The DMP team invest significant time and effort into running the DMP survey and collecting the data and ESRC funding for the survey is linked to research outputs. The DMP team will only therefore approve projects that do not have a significant overlap with projects that the DMP team are working on or planning.
More details on existing projects using DMP microdata are available here.
Once a DMP team project has been published in an academic journal, proposals to work on similar project, or projects that may replicate/extend/challenge the DMP team work will typically be approved.
Please contact Phil Bunn (Philip.Bunn@bankofengland.co.uk, 020 3461 3096), if you have any questions or require further information.
Future Decision Maker Panel Publication Dates:
4th January 2024
1st February 2024
4th March 2024