Access to MPN data

MPN data are available to third parties for research purposes. This page gives information on how to obtain access to the data for use in your research.

How can I obtain access to the data?

The MPN data can be accessed only if you have the required login information. Login details can be obtained by filling in and signing the declaration and sending it by post or email to KiM. The declaration must be sent to the following address:

KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis
f.a.o. Zineb el Moudden
P.O. Box 20901
2500EX The Hague

MPNdatagebruik@minienm.nl

What are the terms and conditions of use?

After receipt of the signed declaration, KiM will send you your login information within five days. These login details are valid for five years (two years for students). KiM will keep users informed of any new developments and changes. By signing the declaration you agree to the terms and conditions on the use of the data. These terms and conditions are included in the declaration and include the following provisions:

  • Use of the data: The data may only be used by you personally or people in your immediate work environment. Use is limited to scientific purposes and for carrying out policy, transport and traffic engineering analyses. Use for marketing purposes is prohibited.
  • Confidentiality: Data may not be made available to third parties. All information obtained from the data relating to individual persons or households must be treated confidentially and may never be released to third parties.
  • Publications based on the dataset: Users agree to send a copy of each publication in which use is made of MPN data to KiM (MPNdatagebruik@minienm.nl). When publishing research results users must always include a bibliographic reference according to the format included in the terms and conditions. In addition, publications must also include the following reference:

Hoogendoorn-Lanser, S., N. Schaap & M.-J. Olde Kalter (2015). The Netherlands Mobility Panel: An innovative design approach for web-based longitudinal travel data collection. 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Transportation Research Procedia 11 (2015) pp 311-329.

  • Acknowledgement: Publications in which use is made of MPN data must include the following acknowledgement:

'This publication makes use of data from the Netherlands Mobility Panel, which is administered by KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis.'

Description of the Netherlands Mobility Panel

Users who want to include a description of the Netherlands Mobility Panel in their publications may use the following text.

'The MPN is a household panel, which main objectives are to establish short-run and long-run dynamics in travel behaviour of individuals and households, and to determine how changes in personal and household characteristics and in other travel-related factors (e.g. economic crisis, reduced taxes on sustainable transport, changes in land-use or increased availability and use of ICT) correlate with changes in travel behaviour (see Hoogendoorn-Lanser et al. (2015) for more details).

Starting July 2013, respondents of 12 years or older from 2,500 complete households record their travel data using a three-day travel diary. For each respondent, the diary provides information about all trips (stages) the respondent made (transport modes, trip purposes, travel companionship, delays, parking costs). At the same time, respondents fill out different questionnaires offering a large amount of background information on the respondents and their households. This will be repeated at least yearly with the same respondents.’

Reference to a more detailed description of the MPN:

More information on the Netherlands Mobility Panel can be found at: www.kimnet.nl/mobiliteitspanel-nederland.

or:

Hoogendoorn-Lanser, S., N. Schaap & M.-J. Olde Kalter (2015). The Netherlands Mobility Panel: An innovative design approach for web-based longitudinal travel data collection. 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Transportation Research Procedia 11 (2015) pp 311-329.