Terms and conditions

This website (Site) is owned and operated by the Longitudinal Study of Ageing Women (LSAW) Consortium (Consortium).

By using or accessing this Site you are agreeing to the terms, conditions and disclaimer information below and elsewhere on the site and decisions made by the Consortium. 

While we are very supportive of the use of the participant specific data we collected over 15 years, it is essential that all users adhere to the ethical and legal requirements of our Universities and the Health Dept of Western Australia. This information is to be found as part of the registration process under the request informaiton button. 

During the application process you will be asked to provide a protocol to allow us to advise if this project has been undertaken before and to allow us to comment on the viability of the protocol. At a later stage you will also have to provide proof of local ethics approval and submit an application to the Department of Health for the use of their linkage data. Because we have no source of income to support this web site and in particular the data managers salary we will request a cash payment. If a memeber of the LSAW managment committee is interested in the application they may be prepared to assist in data managment, analysis and publication. As such they would have to be acknowledged as a coauthour according to the Journal publication policy.

While the Consortium has used its best endeavours to ensure that all Content including information, text, resources, images and graphics contained in and accessed through the Site is correct, accurate, reliable and current at the time of publication, errors, omissions and defects may occur. Under these circumstances the Consortium will not accept liability for direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages, in whole or in part, resulting from your use or reliance upon the Content of the website.