3.2.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 28/23


COMMISSION DECISION

of 2 February 2007

amending Decision 2004/452/EC laying down a list of bodies whose researchers may access confidential data for scientific purposes

(notified under document number C(2007) 92)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/81/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 of 17 February 1997 on Community statistics (1), and in particular Article 20(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 of 17 May 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 on Community Statistics, concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes (2) establishes, for the purpose of enabling statistical conclusions to be drawn for scientific purposes, the conditions under which access to confidential data transmitted to the Community authority may be granted and the rules of cooperation between the Community and national authorities in order to facilitate such access.

(2)

Commission Decision 2004/452/EC (3) has laid down a list of bodies whose researchers may access confidential data for scientific purposes.

(3)

The University of Chicago (UofC), Illinois, United States of America has to be regarded as a body fulfilling the required conditions and should therefore be added to the list of agencies, organisations and institutions referred to in Article 3(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 831/2002.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Statistical Confidentiality,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 2004/452/EC is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 2 February 2007.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 52, 22.2.1997, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 133, 18.5.2002, p. 7. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1104/2006 (OJ L 197, 19.7.2006, p. 3).

(3)  OJ L 156, 30.4.2004, p. 1, as corrected by OJ L 202, 7.6.2004, p. 1. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/699/EC (OJ L 287, 18.10.2006, p. 36).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

BODIES WHOSE RESEARCHERS MAY ACCESS CONFIDENTIAL DATA FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES

European Central Bank

Spanish Central Bank

Italian Central Bank

University of Cornell (New York State, United States of America)

Department of Political Science, Baruch College, New York City University (New York State, United States of America)

German Central Bank

Employment Analysis Unit, Directorate General for Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission

University of Tel Aviv (Israel)

World Bank

Center of Health and Wellbeing (CHW) of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, New Jersey, United States of America

The University of Chicago (UofC), Illinois, United States of America.’