The following conditions regarding data use and data protection are to be strictly respected by the authorized data users:
The use of the SHP data for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.
The SHP data are for the exclusive use of the person(s) signing the contract; it is strictly forbidden to make part or all of the data available to a third party. In a research team, all users have to sign the contract individually.
Research topics and changes thereof are to be reported to the SHP team. Intended publications or semi-formal reports (“grey literature”) using the SHP data must be announced as soon as possible to the SHP-team.
A copy of research reports and manuscripts submitted to journals must be sent to the SHP-Team. With permission of the author these documents will be made available on the SHP website.
Users of SHP data automatically become members of the research network “Living in Switzerland”; contact information, research interests and title of reports and publications are displayed on the SHP website.
Publications in paper or electronic format based on SHP data must carry the following mention: "This study has been realized using the data collected by the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), which is based at the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS. The project is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation."(see “acquiring the data” on our website for the French and German versions of this mention).
Publications tables and figures based on SHP data in paper or electronic format must carry the following mention: “Source: Swiss Household Panel (SHP)”.
Data users and collaborators are to comply with the Swiss Regulations regarding data protection: in particular, users are to refrain from trying to identify a particular household or person and are strictly prohibited to use information for anything other than scientific research purposes. Published results shall not contain any information making it possible to identify any SHP household or interviewed person.