Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL)

Remote Access Data Lab
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The Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) is a secure online data query service that approved clients access to CURF microdata. Users submit queries in SAS 9.1, SPSS 11.5 or Stata 10 analytical languages against expanded CURFs that are kept within the ABS environment. The results of the queries are automatically checked then made available to the users. The benefit of the CURFs being kept within the ABS environment means that the ABS is able to release more detailed CURFs in RADL than are available in basic CURFs. While RADL provides remote access to microdata, users cannot directly access unit records.

RADL includes a range of automated processes that monitor data queries and withhold requested results where it is judged that the output is at risk of enabling the identification of an individual and/or organisation. RADL also limits the number of unit records that can be seen at one time by a user. System protections in RADL provide additional protection to the already confidentialised data released in the form of an expanded CURF. Auditing of a sample of usage is conducted on an ongoing basis. For further information about the type of restrictions put in place by the ABS, see Rules and Restrictions.


Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) users must:


All Expanded CURFs are available in RADL. Available Microdata shows which CURFs are available in Basic and Expanded formats, as well as TableBuilder and Detailed Microdata. See How to apply and Microdata prices.