Data access from North America

Yes, all socio-economic data and health data are accessible from France, all countries of the European Union, and any of its associated countries subject to ongoing accreditation.

Beginning in May 2018, access from North America (Canada and the United States only) to data is now possible from INSEE and the Ministry of Agriculture (SSP) under certain conditions and may involve specific contractualization (please contact us for more details at

To obtain open access from North America to data, the researcher must be in one of the following two situations:
– a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, working in a Canadian or American university or research center,
– working at a university or research center or in a US or Canadian research center, as part of a research project conducted in partnership with a research center or a university of a Member State of the European Union.

Send your “North America” ​​access request to who will forward it to the producers. Upon receipt of their response,  CASD will send you an email to guide you through the appropriate contracting process:

Case 1: If you currently only access INSEE / SSP data, CASD will contact you to find out about your access point needs (moving a current SD-Box, or renting a new device)

Case 2: If, in addition to the INSEE / SSP data, you access other data, CASD will create an additional “sub-project” whose environment/workspace will be isolated from that of your initial project and in which only INSEE data / SSP for which you are authorized will be accessible (these two data producers are currently the only ones authorizing access from North America to their data under certain conditions). This will also involve specific contracting and billing for an additional secure environment/workspace and at least one user subscription. The minimum duration of the subscription is 3 months.

It will be necessary for all users of the sub-project to come to our offices to enroll.

Absolutely. You need to send an email to, and our services will send you the appropriate contractual documents. All services and maintenance of your workspace (operating system, server space, virtual machine, statistical processing software, etc.) remain unchanged.

Please note that an SD-box accepts current between 100 and 240V from 50 to 60Hz.  However, an adaptor plug will be required to connect to outlets that are not Europlug-compatible.

To access data while ensuring the highest levels of security, it is essential to attend an information and awareness session on our premises, where you will obtain the biometric access card.

It is not possible to pay CASD by credit card. Only transfers and checks made payable to ‘Agent Comptable du GENES’ are accepted. Payments are made exclusively in Euros. Please contact us for more details in this regard: