IRISS-C/I is an ideal meeting place for researchers in the socio-economic sciences willing to undertake empirical analyses on problems of today's societies and economies. Researchers are offered the opportunity to work on a wide array of longitudinal micro-data on household living conditions (national and/or internationally comparable). State-of-the-art research facilities are offered (comprehensive data documentation, statistical software, powerful computation server) and technical and scientific support can be gained from resident researchers with substantial experience in the handling of the datasets (which include the Panel COmparability (PACO) data, early releases of the Consortium of Household Panels for European Socio-Economic Research (CHER) data, the European Community Household Panel user database, as well as a series of national panel surveys). IRISSC/I also offers a platform to present, discuss and publish research findings. Research on any of the following topics is particularly well suited for analysis with the CEPS/INSTEAD archive of data: income and poverty dynamics, social and distributive policies, family structure and change, geographical and social mobility, gender, ethnic and social inequality, education and training, labour supply behaviour.
Applications for access are made by submitting the application form online on the IRISS-C/I website. A research project (about 2-3 pages) and a CV of all the researchers involved must be uploaded on submission. Applications on any subject can be made at any time. However, topical calls for proposals with deadlines are issued at regular intervals to try hosting researchers with similar research interests at the same time.
Philippe Van Kerm.