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Application to Use IPUMS PMA Data

IPUMS PMA microdata are available free of charge, but their use imposes legally-binding responsibilities upon the user. To access the data, a prospective user must submit an electronic authorization form (this form) identifying the user by name, electronic address, and institutional affiliation. The investigator must state the purpose of the proposed project and agree to abide by the regulations specified below. If multiple investigators are involved in a project, all must register separately.

By completing this application, you agree to receive occasional email messages. Such messages will be infrequent, and we will safeguard the confidentiality of your email address.

Provide at least 50 words in English describing your research project or educational use for the data. Your description should indicate the country(s) and time period you intend to study. This description will be used to evaluate your application.

By completing this registration, you agree to the following terms of use.

All data extracted from the IPUMS PMA database are intended solely for the use of the licensee. Under IPUMS PMA agreements with collaborating agencies, redistribution of the data to third parties is prohibited. Each member of a research team using the data must apply for access and be licensed individually.
These microdata extracts are provided for the exclusive purposes of teaching and scholarly research, and may not be used for any other purposes without explicit written approval from the relevant official statistical authority. Users are prohibited from using IPUMS PMA data or other authorized distributors in the pursuit of any commercial or income-generating venture either privately, or otherwise. The publishing of research results based on IPUMS PMA microdata is permitted in communications such as scholarly papers, journals, research reports and the like.
Users will maintain the confidentiality of persons, households, and service delivery providers. All direct identifiers, as well as any characteristics that might lead to identification, are omitted from the data. Any attempt to ascertain the identity of persons, households, or service delivery providers from the microdata is prohibited. Alleging that a person, household, or service delivery provider has been identified in these data is also prohibited. Statistical results that might reveal the identity of persons or entities may not be reported or published in any form.
Users will implement security measures to prevent unauthorized access to microdata acquired from IPUMS PMA, its partners or authorized distributors. Upon the completion of this research, data extracts may be retained only if they can be safely secured. If security cannot be guaranteed, the microdata must be destroyed.
You are required to cite IPUMS PMA and the relevant official statistical authority as the source of the microdata. Each extract is accompanied by appropriate citation language and for information on proper citation refer to citation and use. Publications and research reports making use of IPUMS PMA should be added to our Bibliography.
Violation of this agreement will lead to revocation of this license, recall of all microdata acquired, a motion of censure to the relevant professional organization(s) and may result in civil prosecution under national or international statutes. Sanctions likewise may be taken against the institution with which the violator is affiliated.

IPUMS PMA LEGAL NOTICE: Submission of this application constitutes a legally binding agreement between the applicant, the applicant's institution, the University of Minnesota, and the relevant principal investigators on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants. Submitting false, misleading or fraudulent information constitutes a violation of this agreement.

IMPORTANT: These terms of use are a legally binding agreement. You can use the data only in accordance with these terms, and any other use is a violation of the agreement. Violations may result in revocation of the agreement and prohibition from using other IPUMS data. If IPUMS or our partners are harmed from your violation, you are responsible for all damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses.

This approval licenses the user to acquire microdata extracts from IPUMS PMA or other authorized distributors. No titles or other rights are conveyed to the user. Note: The license is valid for one year and may be renewed.