Australian Bureau of Statistics
1104.0 - CURF Microdata News, Mar 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/03/2007
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Microdata Access Strategies Section (MASS): New name, same great service
It's to do with our forward work program. ABS intends to develop more tools to access microdata, release more microdata products, and provide client-targeted education programs in support of this growing business. And we are developing strategies to do so. Access strategies; that's us.
I'm new to CURF Microdata. What do MASS do?
MASS supports and encourages the increased use of data in the Australian community by developing the policy, administrative and technical infrastructure enabling easy access to ABS microdata.
We are responsible for:
• supporting and encouraging greater use of ABS microdata through improved systems and services;
MASS manages access to Confidential Unit Record Files (CURFs) by external clients and supports CURF users, specifically, it provides a national centralised point for the development, management and support of all CURF related client access activities including:
• development and maintenance of clients' access to ABS microdata via CD-ROM, the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and on-site ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL).
IMCD consists of three branches, one of which is Information Services Branch (ISB). ISB supports the ABS Mission by communicating official statistics through a wide range of high quality information products and services that are closely aligned to identified client needs. MASS is part of ISB.
How do you contact MASS?
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This page last updated 13 September 2007