Below is a sample statement that can be used for data accessible through restricted-access environments. The example is given for a specific paper, but should be adaptable to most projects:
To reproduce the tables and figures in the paper:
- All the results in the paper use confidential microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau. To gain access to the Census microdata, follow the directions here on how to write a proposal for access to the data via a Federal Statistical Research Data Center: https://www.census.gov/ces/rdcresearch/howtoapply.html.
- You must request the following datasets in your proposal:
- Longitudinal Business Database (LBD), 2002 and 2007
- Foreign Trade Database – Import (IMP), 2002 and 2007
- Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), including the Computer Network Use Supplement (CNUS), 1999
- […] (LIST ALL DATASETS AS THEY APPEAR ON YOUR PROJECT APPROVAL)
- Annual Survey of Magical Inputs (ASMI), 2002 and 2007
- Reference “[TITLE OF YOUR PAPER]” by [AUTHORS], project number [SPECIFIC PROJECT NUMBER] in the proposal. This will give you access to the programs and input datasets required to reproduce the results. [OPTIONALLY] Requesting a search of archives with the article’s DOI should yield the same results. [NOTE: In order for this to work, create a directory with the article’s DOI!]
NOTE: Project-related files are available for [XX - typically 10] years as of [DATE OF PUBLICATION].