Output and publication checking

Output checking

All calculation results that leave the secure environment of the RDSC must be absolutely anonymous. Visiting researchers are responsible for ensuring that their calculation results fulfil these criteria.

In Stata, this can be produced and checked using the nobsdes5 and nobsreg5 commands provided by the RDSC. The corresponding .ado files are available at the bottom of this page.

Visiting researchers working with R can use the sdcLog package for output checking. The links to the documentation and the package description on CRAN can be found at the bottom of this page.

For more information, please read section 3, “Principles of output control”, of the rules for visiting researchers at the RDSC.

Publication checking

Research outputs containing calculation results may not be published until the checker has given written approval. It is the responsibility of visiting researchers to submit to the RDSC all publications they are preparing that contain research outputs from analyses carried out during their time at the RDSC.

All datasets used in the research project must be cited, giving the name and, if available, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and, in addition, the associated data documentation or corresponding publications.

All charts and tables must appear with a citation:

Source: Research Data and Service Centre (RDSC) of the Deutsche Bundesbank, <name of the micro dataset used from the standard RDSC list (where appropriate with the common abbreviation)>, <period during which the microdata were used>, own calculations.

For more information, please read section 4, “Principles of publication control”, of the rules for visiting researchers at the RDSC.