Research Data

ABS - Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFS)

The University has an agreement with the ABS to provide public use of Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) for research purposes. CURFs contain unidentifiable data from ABS surveys in the form of a unit record. Access to CURFs is available through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL), where the CURFs are available via a secure internet-based data query service.

Request access to CURF data

Visit the ABS Microdata Entry Page for an overview of Microdata information & services.

  1. Visit the ABS Registration Centre website to apply for CURF access.
  2. Complete and sign a Request for Access to a CURF.

Requests will be forwarded and approved by the Office of the DVC&VP(R):

DSS longitudinal studies

Staff and HDR students from the University of Adelaide may apply to access 3 datasets managed by DSS (Department of Social Services) that are available via a University secure server. They are:

The University of Adelaide has an Organisational Deed of License and Data Manager in the Office of the DVC&VP R. Please email: for data access application forms.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal for global journals ranking, citation indexing, and other scientific indicators. This is a useful resource for academic publishing, and in support of grant applications.

Contact us

Office of the DVC&VP(R)

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