Economic data resources for researchers and students in South Africa are difficult and expensive to access. In some cases the reasons for this lack of access revolve around the cost of sourcing, developing and maintaining these resources. But even relatively inexpensive or public domain datasets are difficult to find in an easily accessible form. Moreover, each data source supplies the data in a different format, using a different user-interface and different modes of access.
ADAT provided access to students and researchers affiliated to any economics or related department of any South African university to a range of data sources in a consistent, powerful and easy to use online interface.