Friday, November 25, 2016


Do we have access to SPSD/M through the DLI? If so, what's the process for gaining access?

In October, through individual communication send to DLI Contacts, the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) team was pleased to announce that the Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M) is now available through the DLI. For an overview of the SPSD/M product, see here.

Membership in the DLI is subject to the DLI Licence Agreement. The SPSD/M will be governed under a separate licence agreement as an appendix to the DLI Licence Agreement. These documents were circulated in personalized messages to DLI Contact email addresses.

If you are interested in obtaining access to this product, we ask that the library director (or the authorized signatory) sign the agreement and return a copy to the DLI. We will accept a scanned signed (electronic) version of the Appendix IV licence agreement for the SPSD/M.

Access to the product will be granted under a new safe in the DLI’s electronic file transfer (EFT) safe.