Access and Terms of Use


The Minority Institutions Database (MID) collects, stores, and provides data on minority institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. The data is offered at an aggregated level of social domains and a nuanced format at the subgroup level. Formatted tables, charts and visuals address various facets of minority institutions covered by the database to make it self-explanatory and easy to use for researchers, practitioners, and non-professional audiences.

  • Data storage and preservation - A key objective of the database is to store and update data on minority institutions reliably. The Database serves as a data repository intended to preserve existing digital data and future additions.
  • Who can access? This database provides an open access to researchers, practitioners, and the public. Any person or organization can freely access and download most MID data. Further, it is the mission of the database to make its digital data accessible to minority communities that assisted in making it.
  • Free of charge access - All data is available for download free of charge. It can be downloaded from the MID website in its entirety or by individual components.
  • Citation requirement - When using the database in research, please cite it as:
    Csergő, Zsuzsa, Tamás Kiss, and Olga Talal. "Minority Institutions Database." (Date of access).
  • Duration of access - There is no limit to the duration of accessibility of this data. It will remain reliably stored and updated for future access and research.

Redistribution policy

While access to data is not restricted, users are expected to use and disseminate data responsibly. Compliance with norms of responsible use of data entails:

  • Use of the database for research and analysis purposes only
  • Prevention of confidentiality and privacy breaches to research participants
  • Reporting to the MID about potential confidentiality breaches
  • The data is not to be sold or disseminated without written consent from MID

Further research

The MID provides links to other sources of knowledge for its users. On our Related Research page, one can find a list of links to datasets and indices covering proximate topics. MID users will also be able to find a list of scholarly works produced by the MID team there as they become available.

Research conducted using the MID will be cited on this website to ensure that it is broadly circulated and its authors receive credit for their analyses and contribution to knowledge.