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This document was added or updated on 05/05/2021.

DataLab safe researcher training

DataLab safe researcher training
Register interest
  • We regularly offer face-to-face training in most capital cities
  • Face-to-face training is the preferred format, however online training may be available, in discussion with the ABS, if researchers are unable to attend in person
  • DataLab safe researcher training enables new users to become approved DataLab researchers

DataLab safe researcher training must be undertaken before researchers can use the DataLab or be approved for a project. It covers:
  • your shared responsibilities as a DataLab user
  • meeting your legislative requirements
  • appropriate output for ABS clearance and data release

The training does not include:
  • using the system
  • statistical capability training
  • code or analytical language training

Before enrolling in training, check who can access the DataLab to make sure:
  • you understand the pre-requisites for accessing DataLab
  • you, your organisation and your project are eligible for DataLab access

Safe researcher training and DataLab access are only available to researchers located in Australia at an Australian organisation.

How to enrol

Training should be timely - consider enrolling when you have a project to undertake or join. Data services prices provides an overview of DataLab charges

To enrol in DataLab safe researcher training register your interest by clicking on the button at the top of this page. If the button does not generate an email, use the template below to submit your request. We will respond within 2-3 working days to get you started with DataLab onboarding.

To: microdata.access@abs.gov.au

Subject: Enrol in DataLab safe researcher training

Dear DataLab team

I would like to enrol in DataLab safe researcher training.

I understand that user access charges may apply.
Pricing information: abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/Microdata+prices

Full name:
My work location:
Contact phone number/s (mobile):
DataLab project name (if known):
If my project hasn't commenced yet, the indicative start date is:

Safe researcher training resources

Safe researcher training resources are currently emailed to all researchers after their session. We will make these resources available online soon.

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