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How to Apply for Microdata

How to apply for TableBuilder and Census DataPacks

Step 1Register and activate user account
Register as a new user in Registration Centre.
Hint: use your organisation email address when registering.
User receives an email with a link to activate their account.
When activated, all registered users automatically receive access to free products:
Census TableBuilder Basic
Census DataPacks
Step 2Join an organisation
Click on the email link to request to join an organisation. Please provide your name, organisation and user ID number.
The ABS joins user to their organisation. All users joined to their organisation automatically have access to all of their organisation's subscribed data series.
Step 3Subscribe to paid products
Apply for ABS paid products by clicking on the email link
Further information:
Available microdata
Microdata prices
Step 4Log in and use TableBuilder or Census DataPacks
Log into TableBuilder or Census DataPacks via Registration Centre home
Step 5Update user contact details
Log in to Registration Centre to view or update user contact details.

How to apply for CURF microdata

Step 1Register an organisation
For organisations not yet using microdata, click on the email link to register.
Head of organisation submits Responsible Officer Undertaking to the ABS.
Organisation appoints a staff member/s as Contact Officer
The ABS sets up organisation in MiCRO, the ABS microdata application management system.
Step 2Register users
Register in MiCRO
User requests to 'join' their organisation in MiCRO.
Users must read the User Manual: Responsible Use of ABS CURFs
User applies for access to microdata in MiCRO.
Step 3Contact Officer
Organisation Contact Officer verifies that member is affiliated with their organisation.
Contact Officer endorses the application in MiCRO and submits it to the ABS.
Payment may be incurred at this point. See Microdata prices
Step 4ABS response
The ABS approves or rejects the microdata application. See CURF User - tool kit for more information about applying for CURFs.
The ABS supplies RADL access and/or advises Contact Officer to provide CD-ROM to approved applicant.
The ABS reviews access annually.


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