• Participants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Participants cannot be employees of agencies or parts of agencies in which analytical and statistical functions, on the one hand, and investigative, regulatory, or policy functions, on the other, are not clearly separable. Similarly, participants cannot be employees of agencies or parts of agencies that could use the data as a basis for taking actions or making or influencing policies that may affect the individual firm or firms to whose data access is sought.

  • Participants must be qualified to conduct research toward serving the goals of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (P.L. 94- 472, 90 Stat. 2059, 22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended by P.L. 98-573 and P.L. 101-533) and toward serving BEA's mission in general.