Data integration service
If your project needs cannot be met using our current integrated data products, the ABS provides customised data integration services.
What custom data do we offer
The first step is to contact ABS Data Services via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will discuss your project requirements and data options.
Custom integrated data from MADIP and BLADE is generally provided to approved users as detailed microdata via the secure ABS DataLab.
Access and services outlines how to access integrated data, including existing data.
How do we carry out custom services
After you contact ABS Data Services, we will walk you through the phases of a custom data integration service and provide you with an Integrated data project proposal template.
Once a proposal is received, the key steps are:
If a project is under an existing Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement in Writing with the ABS, the process may differ.
The ABS charges for custom data integration services on a cost-recovery basis. We can provide a quote estimate at any stage if you contact us at email@example.com.
Costs will depend on the complexity of the required data product, level of curation required, and number of new linkages.
Custom microdata products are accessed through the ABS DataLab and DataLab access will be charged for custom microdata requests. Data services prices outlines the associated DataLab access costs.
The table below provides indicative costs for new data integration or linkage projects (excluding GST) *:
Costs increase when a project requires:
*The indicative costs above are provided as a guide. The ABS will review the pricing structure by early 2021.
The ABS takes care to ensure we provide tables and data of sufficient quality for analysis. For this reason, we may decline to provide a service, if we consider that the data quality would not provide a sufficiently well-founded assessment of reality.
Data security and confidentiality
The ABS is committed to the protection of both personal data and data on businesses. The ABS reserves the right to apply additional controls under the Five Safes Framework to ensure data and confidentiality is adequately protected.