When using the RADL, users must comply with the following key obligations:
- users must store their user ID and password securely
- users must not allow others to access or use their password, even if they have also been approved for access to the same CURF.
- all datasets of unit records created by the user must include the ABS unit identifiers
- certain program statements must not be used in the RADL. For information on banned commands, see the Restrictions for program statements chapter of this manual
- certain program options must be retained in the RADL. For information, see the Restrictions for program statements chapter of this manual
- users are not permitted to output the entire contents of a CURF, or output subsets of the CURF cumulatively over time outside the RADL
- users are not permitted to output large amounts of unit record data, or combine unit record output cumulatively over time outside the RADL
- outputs will only be returned automatically if the output does not exceed list or table limits and total output size limits
- output released as Keep Secure is considered too detailed for general release and will be provided in a separate Keep Secure output file. Keep Secure output cannot be shared with other people unless they also have been approved by the ABS to access that CURF. Keep Secure output must be stored securely or destroyed after viewing. For more information on how to store microdata securely see the Secure storage of ABS microdata section of the Responsible Use of ABS Microdata guide.
- particular combinations of sub-state geographic data items are not permitted to be used in the generation of analytical outputs. For more information, see the Restrictions for geographic variables section of this manual.
RADL users must cooperate with any ABS directions in respect to their access, code and output.