The FPS Social Security, in collaboration with Sciensano, developed a Remote Access platform that allows partners to access and use the BELMOD model and underlying data via a secure connection. BELMOD thus becomes accessible to the wider research community. To meet security requirements, the use of Remote Access involves some conditions, including:

  • The BELMOD input dataset can only be used if the partner has obtained authorisation from the Information Security Committee. Use of hypothetical households is of course possible without authorisation.
  • The platform does not allow downloading personal data; however, aggregated results can be obtained with permission.