Why do I have to register separately for microdata?
Microdata for TerraPop are provided by IPUMS-International, another project at MPC. IPUMS-I has its own usage license to which researchers wishing to use their data must agree. Because these are microdata, individual person records, the usage license includes security guidelines that are not usually included for area-level data. The user registration requirements are stipulated in the agreements made with the statistical agencies in our partner countries that provide the data. Read the IPUMS-I user registration form here.