Access To Growing Up Data

We’re keen to see the Growing Up in New Zealand data sets used as widely as possible for researchers to analyse and provide robust evidence to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealand children.

The Growing Up in New Zealand data offers valuable insights because of the study’s diverse cohort, its longitudinal nature, its linkage with routinely-collected Government data and its strengths-based focus. 

Anyone who wants to use Growing Up in New Zealand data needs to first submit a Data Access Application.

On these pages, you can find out more about accessing Growing Up in New Zealand data including:

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Ways to access the data

There are four ways to access Growing Up in New Zealand  data:

  • Commission a tailored or bespoke report

    Use the expertise of the Growing Up in New Zealand team at the University of Auckland.  This is suitable for organisations who want to explore a specific topic or area of research. 

    The Growing Up in New Zealand team provides guidance on which data will best meet your specific goal and provides a full-service data analysis; and co-authoring of the report along with optional layout and printing services.

    Contact our Data Access Co-ordinator if you’re interested in commissioning a research project with the Growing Up in New Zealand team.
     
  • Access the anonymised data for your own independent research

    Researchers from all over the world can access the anonymised data sets to answer a raft of research questions. Growing Up in New Zealand provides support to use the data via videos, data dictionaries and user guides.

    Find out more about applying to access Growing Up in New Zealand data here.

     
  • Collaborate with the Growing Up in New Zealand team

    You can work together with the Growing Up in New Zealand team on a research project.  This allows you to make the most of the team's expertise to pursue your research objectives.  It's also a good option for international researchers wanting to use the data or to carry out cross country comparisons.

    Get in touch with our research team to discuss the options. 

     
  • Apply for a Children and Families Research Fund Grant

    Every year the Ministry for Social Development awards up to $750,000 for social policy relevant research using the Growing Up in New Zealand data sets.
    Find out more about the Children and Families Research Fund here.

Anyone who wants to access Growing Up in New Zealand data needs to follow Growing Up in New Zealand’s data access protocols.

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