“The breadcrumbs we leave behind when using our mobile phones—who somebody calls, for how long, and from where—contain unprecedented insights about us and our societies. Researchers have compared the recent availability of large-scale behavioral datasets, such as the ones generated by mobile phones, to the invention of the microscope, giving rise to the new field of computational social science. […] ” de Montjoye, Y.-A. et al. On the privacy-conscientious use of mobile phone data. Sci. Data. 5:180286 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.286 (2018).
The prefiguration report of the “Health Data Hub” was transmitted to the Minister of Solidarities and Health, Agnès BUZYN, and the Secretary of State for Digital, Mounir MAHJOUBI.
The HYGIE source of GIP-IRDES allows the analysis of work stoppages and their compensation. It collects individual data on the consumption of healthcare, work stoppages and service life of employees, as well as information on the companies that employ them, based on a match between data from the CNAM and the CNAV.
1st October 2018 : Opening for submission for the first CASD / IAB Conference on the advances in social sciences using administrative and survey data. 30 October 2018 : Deadline for submission
At its offices in Palaiseau on 11 September 2018, CASD held a day dedicated to French and German employee /employer data with the participation of INSEE and IAB (Institute for Employment Research at the German Federal Employment Agency). Over 60 participants attended a very detailed presentation of the Annual Declarations of Social Data (DADS).
CASD has organized, in collaboration with INSEE and IAB, a day dedicated to employee / employer data on Tuesday, 11 September 2018.
SAVE THE DATE_Advances in Social Sciences Using Administrative and Survey Data
First French-German conference on research based on confidential administrative and survey data
March 28-29, 2019, Paris, France
A partnership between Archives of France, National Archives and CASD has been signed in order to initiate a joined thinking on challenges and guidelines to archive and how to communicate to researchers.
INSEE and CASD continue to prioritize their commitment to allow research to fully benefit from the potential offered by the new national and European legal frameworks.
German data from IAB, the Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Germany, is now accessible to researchers in France using a remote location at CASD’s offices.
A conference was held on Thursday, 29 March, following the release of the Villani report on artificial intelligence. Many topics were discussed organized around the three main themes of research and training, societal impacts, and economic policies. Questions like: Can AI enter the University? Can AI replace our jobs? At what stage of AI evolution are we today? How can we organize research and training to better develop AI knowledge in France and Europe? Can we trust algorithms? And more
Access from the United States and Canada to INSEE Data Coming Soon
The request to be able to work on French data from the United States and Canada has continually increased. INSEE, in its desire to support research, has just decided to allow access to its data via CASD SD-Boxes provided to North America.
USA to create a national secure access service
The report given to Congress calls for an extensive opening of administrative data for public statistics and research along with the creation of a national secure access service that will handle matching.
Recommendations include the removal of legal and regulatory barriers, the importance of transparency to the public with respect to data mobilization, implementing security, and the work done with these data.
Stressing the need to take into account technological innovation in terms of secure access, the commission in charge of the report was particularly interested in the CASD system.
In order to comply to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR EU-2016/679), a new draft of the law relating to computers, files and civil was published on 13 December 2017 and is currently under review by the French Parliamant.
What consequences will this new bill have on data access for scientific research ?
Since March 2016, CASD has made PMSI data (Program of Medicalization of Information Systems) available to ATIH authorized users (Technical Agency for Information on the Hospitalization of Health Data) in the best work and safety conditions possible.
Le Fonds Unique Interministériel (FUI) finance les projets de R&D collaboratifs des pôles de compétitivité. Le fonds a vocation à soutenir des projets de recherche appliquée portant sur le développement de produits ou services technologiquement innovants susceptibles d’être mis sur le marché à court ou moyen terme.
Les projets candidats sont retenus à l’issue d’appels à projets (deux par an). Pour être jugés recevables, Ces derniers doivent nécessairement remplir l’ensemble des critères suivants : être des projets de R&D collaboratifs, labellisés par un pôle de compétitivité, impliquant au moins deux entreprises et un laboratoire ou centre de recherche.