1406.0.55.003 - Responsible Use of ABS Microdata, User Guide  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/03/2020   
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Detailed microdata files are available for statistical analysis within the DataLab. Controls in the DataLab have been put in place to protect against the identification of individuals and organisations. These controls include:

  • system protections, including session recording and auditing
  • data de-identification and confidentialisation
  • secure access safeguards
  • clearance of all DataLab output by the ABS

When accessing microdata via the DataLab you and your organisation must:
As an approved DataLab user, you must:
  • comply with instructions delivered during DataLab safe researcher training
  • protect your DataLab log in credentials
  • refrain from capturing on-screen information in any way during your DataLab session
  • not disclose any ABS information which may enable the identification of an individual or business
  • outside of the DataLab, only use or share outputs that have been cleared by an ABS officer
  • cooperate with any ABS audit directions relating to DataLab usage, code and output
  • ensure you understand and adhere to all conditions outlined in:
    1. Responsible Officer Undertaking
    2. Individual Undertaking
    3. Declaration of Compliance
    4. Registration Centre Conditions of use
    5. this user guide (Responsible Use of ABS Microdata User Guide)
    6. any other conditions you agree to when granted access to data in the DataLab

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