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The DHS Program is authorized to distribute datasets for legitimate academic research.  
 
Conditions of Use for The DHS Program datasets 
(applies to all datasets downloaded from The DHS Program website: www.dhsprogram.com)
 
  • Agree to use the requested data only for the registered research or study.
  • Agree to submit a new research project request if I want to use the data for another purpose (using the “Create a New Project” link in my DHS user account).
  • Agree that the datasets will not be shared with other researchers without the written consent of The DHS Program.
  • Agree to keep the data files in a secure location where they cannot be accessed by unauthorized users.
  • Agree to treat all data as confidential, and to make no effort to identify any individual, household, or enumeration area in the survey.
  • Agree that no results will be published in which communities or individuals can be identified.
  • Agree that the data will not be used for any marketing or commercial venture.
  • Agree to submit a copy of any reports/publications resulting from using the data files to: references@dhsprogram.com.
 
Condition of use for Bangladesh datasets
  • Agree to send a copy of any publication, paper, article, report and/or book based on the data, to: NIPORT Library, NIPORT, Azimpur, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh; email: niportru@citechco.net.
 
Condition of use for Cambodia datasets
  • Agree to send ten (10) copies of any publication, paper, article, report and/or book based on the data, to: National Institute of Statistics/MOH, 386 Monivong Bd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 
Conditions of use for Vietnam 2005 datasets
  • Agree to submit any paper, article, report and/or book based on the Vietnam 2005 data, to NIHE & GSO for approval, prior to publication: To send 10 copies of the paper, article, report and/or book to GSO and NIHE. General Statistical Office (GSO), 2 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ha Noi, Vietnam. 
    The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), 1 Yersin Street, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
  • Agree to send 10 copies of the paper, article, report and/or book to GSO and NIHE. General Statistical Office (GSO), 2 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ha Noi, Vietnam; The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), 1 Yersin Street, Ha Noi, Vietnam