Use of the BIRD system is subject to the Bank of Italy accepting a request for the issue of a user license. Authorized users receive detailed instructions on how to submit programs for processing.
Authors who refer in their publications to results obtained with the BIRD system are required to cite the source (e.g. "Source: Banca d'Italia, Survey of Industrial and Service Firms"); however, they may not involve the Bank of Italy in any way since they are entirely and exclusively responsible for the use of the data.
In order to permit the collection of bibliographic material on the Survey of Industrial and Service Firms, authors are kindly to send a copy of the research work carried out using the BIRD system to:
Servizio Analisi statistiche, Divisione Indagini Campionarie
Via Nazionale 91, 00184 ROMA
or to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for additional information may also be sent to the same addresses.
Research work sent to the Bank of Italy must be accompanied by the form that can be obtained below, duly filled in, or by a text file containing the bibtex headings of the work.