Annual Report 2005‚Äď06

Accessing the data

Data from Growing Up in Australia is warehoused at the Australian Institute of Family Studies and is available to researchers approved by the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Prospective users must abide by strict security and confidentiality protocols and are required to complete a dataset application and read and sign a deed of license.

Data from both Wave 1 and Wave 1.5 are now available. Application forms and deeds of license are available on the study's website: A nominal fee is charged to cover the administrative costs of delivering datasets ($77 for Australian users, $132 for overseas users).

The Institute provides user support services. Datasets are accompanied by a user manual that includes a description of the sample design, how the study was conducted, details of weighting procedures and item derivations, and a listing of variable names, labels and response categories. Information on the Institute's website is regularly updated and bimonthly data user group teleconferences are held. User training sessions can be offered on demand by the Institute to expand upon the information provided in the user manual.

For further information about accessing Growing Up in Australia data, see the Data access section of the website or contact the Data Manager.