REMOTE ACCESS DATA LABORATORY
The ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) was formally launched in Canberra on 4 November. The RADL is an online data query service that provides access to the most detailed datasets available from the ABS, Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs). CURF datasets are confidentialised by removing name and address information, controlling the amount of detail and changing a small number of values, so that survey respondents cannot be identified. The RADL provides access to basic CURFs previously released on CD-ROM, as well as expanded datasets from the 2001 National Health Survey, the 2001 Census and the 1997 Time Use Survey. Expanded datasets from other ABS surveys will be available in future. For further information, use the 'Access to ABS CURFs' page on the ABS web site or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.