User policies

Given permission to use the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 and/or 1986 data the user/the research group accepts the following terms and conditions:

  1. Data is to be used solely for teaching and academic research purposes according to the research plan approved by the NFBC project center (NFBC PC).  
  2. Data is to be used only by persons indicated in the NFBC material request.
  3. Data will not be transferred in whole or in part to anyone else.
  4. Data will not be used, either alone or in conjunction with any other information, to establish the individual identities of any of the subject from whom data was obtained.
  5. All data are prepared at the NFBC PC which ensures the accuracy and the quality of the information. (Note: Data is provided with project specific ID and cannot be compiled with other projects.)
  6. The material request must be amended if additional variables are requested.
  7. Permission to use the data is for three years, beginning from the approval date.
  8. At the end of the research period, or at the end of the three years the user returns the data to the NFBC PC and/or destroys it from his/her computer.
  9. The user will submit to the NFBC PC any new raw/modified data generated from analysis of NFBC data upon completion of analyses.
  10. The user will send to NFBC PC a manuscript containing results obtained from analysis of data 15 days before submitting the manuscript. NFBC PC gives permission for publication within 15 days from receiving the manuscript.
  11. The user/research group will take into account comments given to the manuscript by NFBC data experts and NFBC PC.
  12. The user/research group will include as authors persons identified by NFBC PC who have played a key scientific role in the generation of results.
  13. The user/research group will provide a copy of accepted publications (articles and abstracts) that result from the use of NFBC data within two months of the publication. Publications will be sent to NFBC PC.
  14. The user/research group is responsible for NFBC data user fees and publication fees.

Last updated: 8.10.2020