The RMF Application Form to be completed by a project's lead researcher for a new project application, for the renewal of an existing project or to add researcher(s) to an existing project.
Registration is required for all research organisations that wish to be granted access to CSO research microdata files. It should be noted that the term "Research Organisation" refers to organisations whose primary focus is on research and also to organisations who have research units where the organisation's principal activity is not research. This form is to be completed and the declaration signed by a senior representative who is someone with authority to make commitments on behalf of the organisation, e.g. managing director, president, university chancellor or similar. Within this document the Research Organisation Senior Representative must nominate one or two Research Organisation RMF Contacts who will be responsible for coordinating the submission of each research proposal.
It should be noted that Research Organisation Registration does not bestow any specific status on the organisation registered or imply any preferential access to RMFs. It simply implies that the organisation level details are held on file within the CSO and that access requests for RMFs themselves will be streamlined, i.e. the organisational level detail will not have to be resubmitted with each RMF access request.
The Researcher Registration Form is to be completed by a researcher who has not previously accessed CSO RMF data on behalf of their current Research Organisation. Where a researcher has moved from one Research Organisation to another since accessing CSO RMF data they must submit this application form.
As is the case with organisational level registration, researcher registration does not bestow any specific status on the researcher registered or imply any preferential access to RMFs. It simply implies that the researcher details are held on file within the CSO and that access requests for RMFs themselves will be streamlined, i.e. the researcher detail will not have to be repeated on each RMF access request.
Form to be completed and forwarded to the statistician by researcher requesting the addition of files to the VDI. RMF Input Request Template
Form to be completed and forwarded to the statistician by researcher when requesting files to be released from the VDI. RMF Output Request Form
Form to be completed by researcher and forwarded to the Research Organisation RMF Contact when requesting facility to work from home when research premises is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Application for Remote Access to the RDP