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Footprints in Time

Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) follows the development of around 1,700 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families across urban, regional and remote Australia.

The study provides a data resource that can be drawn on by government, researchers, service providers, parents and communities. It is one of the largest longitudinal studies of Indigenous people worldwide.

LSIC aims to improve understanding of the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities to inform better policy and program development.

Notices

  • LSIC Release 11 is now available. Release 11 includes data from waves 1–11. This release also includes technical reports about the validity and reliability of LSIC measures, including:

    “Measuring child mental health, psychological distress, and social and emotional wellbeing in the longitudinal study of Indigenous children“ by Katherine A. Thurber, Jennie Walker, Terry Dunbar, Jill Guthrie, Alison Calear, Philip Batterham, Alice Richardson, Lyndall Strazdins, Maggie Walter, and Raymond Lovett

    “Measuring adult mental health, psychological distress, and social and emotional wellbeing in the longitudinal study of Indigenous children” by Katherine A. Thurber, Jennie Walker, Terry Dunbar, Jill Guthrie, Alison Calear, Philip Batterham, Alice Richardson, Lyndall Strazdins, Maggie Walter, and Raymond Lovett

    “Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) technical report: education. Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University, Canberra.” by Biddle, N., Edwards, B., Lovett, R., Radoll, P., Sollis, K., & Thurber, K. (2020) The technical reports are available for download as part of the Release 11 Documentation package.

Data Access

Only a General Release of the LSIC Dataset is available. The current release of LSIC includes the first eleven waves of data.

All applicants for Datasets must complete a once only Confidentiality Deed Poll and email the scanned, signed copy to NCLD (ncldresearch@dss.gov.au) and ADA (ada@anu.edu.au) before applications will be approved. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

To request access to the data, click on the name of dataset you want from the list below, and then click on the "Request Access" button to start the online request form. You will need to log on to Dataverse first.

Cultural Standpoint

Note that in the application you will also need to provide details of your Cultural standpoint. For further information on this, please see the associated fact sheet "What is meant by cultural competency and cultural standpoint?" (PDF format).

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Details about the National Centre for Longitudinal Data are available from the Department of Social Services

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Feb 8, 2021
Department of Social Services, 2021, "Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, Release 11 (Waves 1-11)", doi:10.26193/ICEBFP, ADA Dataverse, V2
The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) follows the development of around 1,700 Indigenous children and their families across urban, regional and remote Australia. It is one of the largest longitudinal studies of Indigenous people worldwide. LSIC aims to improve unde...
Feb 8, 2021
Department of Social Services, 2019, "Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, Release 10 (Waves 1-10)", doi:10.26193/SSWEX1, ADA Dataverse, V4
The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) follows the development of around 1,700 Indigenous children and their families across urban, regional and remote Australia. It is one of the largest longitudinal studies of Indigenous people worldwide. LSIC aims to improve unde...
Feb 8, 2021
Department of Social Services, 2018, "Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, Release 9 (Waves 1-9)", doi:10.4225/87/FYEJBA, ADA Dataverse, V7
The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) follows the development of around 1,700 Indigenous children and their families across urban, regional and remote Australia. It is one of the largest longitudinal studies of Indigenous people worldwide. LSIC aims to improve unde...
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