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 on international services transactions of non-financial and insurance firms - direct reporting"); 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 on international services transactions of non-financial and insurance firms - Direct Reporting, authors are kindly to send a copy of the research work carried out using the BIRD system to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for additional information may also be sent to the same addresses.