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MICRODATA USER OBLIGATIONS
For a complete list of your obligations when accessing microdata, see:
Responsible officer undertaking
Before access to microdata can be granted by the ABS, a Responsible Officer in an Organisation must submit a signed Undertaking. Individual users are bound by the Undertaking signed by their organisation’s Responsible Officer, so it is important that you read and understand the Undertaking which your Responsible Officer has agreed to on your behalf.
An Individual Undertaking is required when accessing microdata in the DataLab environment. The ABS will let you know if an Individual Undertaking or any other documentation is required for other modes of microdata access.
Individuals belonging to more than one organisation
Individuals belonging to multiple organisations may be approved to access microdata in each organisation. Separate approval must be sought from the ABS for microdata product access under each organisation, as access is granted at an organisational level as well as an individual level.
Leaving your organisation
Once you leave an organisation, you must not access microdata for which you were approved under that organisation. You must let your Contact Officer or the ABS know you when you are no longer a member of your organisation so that your access to microdata can be removed. You also need to delete, destroy or return to your Contact Officer any microdata in your possession.
Licence provisions, copyright and attribution
Intellectual Property rights in microdata, including copyright, are owned by the Commonwealth of Australia represented by the ABS. Copyright notices appearing on microdata products or on information displayed or printed by the microdata product must not be removed.
Microdata and its output are subject to full Copyright terms. Organisations using microdata are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence by the ABS that allows authorised users to use microdata for statistical or research purposes in accordance with the Undertaking signed by the Responsible Officer of the organisation.
TableBuilder output is licensed under Creative Commons licensing, allowing users to share and transform the material for any purpose.
Publication of data and analysis using ABS microdata or TableBuilder products must attribute ABS as the source of the data.
Where researchers' use of ABS microdata and TableBuilder data requires citation. See Guide to citing ABS sources for advice. You have an opportunity to provide a link to your published research using microdata. Email a link to your published research to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABS liability regarding microdata
While the ABS has taken great care to ensure that microdata is as correct and accurate as possible, the ABS does not guarantee, or accept any legal liability arising from, or connected to, the use of any material contained within, or derived from microdata. Except to the extent that liability may not be lawfully excluded, the ABS:
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