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CURF FAQs
 

About CURFs

How are microdata confidentialised?

For what type of research can a CURF be used?

Does ABS guarantee that CURF data and systems are
free from errors?
What skills/software are required to use CURFs?

How much do CURFs cost?

How long will I have access to a CURF?
Applying for CURFs
Do I need to apply to access a CURF that my organisation already has?

Consultants and third party organisations

Who can qualify as a Responsible Officer?

Can an individual apply for an ABS CURF?

Can I use CURFs in more than one organisation?
Can overseas clients apply for an ABS CURF?

What is meant by 'Statistical Purpose'?

Do supervisors need to apply for access to CURFs?

How long does the application process take?

ABS/Universities Australia Agreement
Is my university part of the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement?

ABS/Universities Australia Agreement - ABS/SNZ reciprocal CURF
access arrangements

Can I use CURFs obtained under the Agreement for an externally funded research project?
Does the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement give me access to Luxembourg Income Study?

Can I use a CURF obtained under the ABS/Universities Australia Agreement as the basis for applying for an ARC or NHMRC grant?

Obligations, responsibilities and liability
Obligations of a CURF user

Under what conditions is a CURF released?

How can a CURF be used?

Can I share statistical output from a CURF

Under what conditions is an Organisation provided with access to a CURF?

How do I cite the CURFs I have used in my research?
What is a RADL audit and will I be involved?

What is a Compliance Audit?

Can I share CURFs with other people?

What is the ABS liability position regarding CURF Microdata?

What are the limited licence provisions and what copyright information do I need to know?

Is there an Annual Renewal process for CURFs?

Tips for using CURFs
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