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Australian Data Archive

Welcome to the Australian Data Archive

The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data and to make these data available for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.

About ADA

The ADA is comprised of seven sub-archives:

  • ADA Social Science
  • ADA Historical
  • ADA Indigenous
  • ADA Longitudinal
  • ADA Qualitative
  • ADA Crime & Justice
  • ADA International

The archive is provided by a consortium of leading national Australian universities, managed by the Australian National University (ANU) and including nodes around Australia, at the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of Technology Sydney and University of Western Australia.

Accessing Data

All visitors to the ADA Data Catalogue can browse and search the catalogue, view study and variable documentation (including frequencies) and download related material (questionnaires, codebooks, etc). Registered users can also analyse and visualise most data online and users who have completed the relevant undertaking form(s) can download entire studies or subsets of variables in a range of formats. For more information, explore the Data Access menu above.

Note for former ASSDA users:

Access to the ASSDA website has now been closed, and all queries and requests for data are now made through this site. You can continue to use your user registration from the ASSDA website here, by logging in with your details at the Login button at the top right of screen. You should continue to have access to any restricted access data you requested previously through the ASSDA site, but will need to request new access to any general access datasets through the "Request Access to General Datasets" button in your account, due to changes in our access policy. Please contact us at if you have any queries.

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