DataLab safe researcher training

ABS DataLab access charges commenced on 1 Oct 2020
  • Data services prices provides an overview of DataLab charges
  • New DataLab user registration (including DataLab Safe Researcher training) may be subject to charges from 1 October 2020
  • Safe researcher training registrations submitted prior to 1 October 2020 are not subject to the new DataLab user registration charge
  • If you have any questions, contact us at
To meet social distancing requirements we are developing an online training program to be launched in the coming weeks
  • We are continuing to offer limited face-to-face training in some capital cities
  • Both online and face-to-face training enable new users to become safe DataLab researchers

DataLab safe researcher training

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

The training does not cover:
  • 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.

DataLab new user access charges commenced on 1 Oct 2020 for new researcher training registrations.

How to enrol

To enrol in online DataLab safe researcher training register your interest by emailing This link includes a template to complete your details. If the link does not work in your environment, include your:
  • contact details
  • organisation
  • physical location (where you want to attend training)
  • project name and indicative commencement date (if known).

We will respond within 2-3 working days to get you started with DataLab onboarding. Training should be timely - consider enrolling when you have a project to undertake or join.

Privacy policy

The ABS privacy policy and DataLab privacy notice outline how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.

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