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Important information

An AAF account is an Australian Access Federation account. Members of subscribing institutions can log on to AAF systems using their own institutional credentials. 


The metadata (or description) of a restricted data collection may be visible to the public, or you may be required to log on to see the description.  In either case, you will need to log on to be able to download the data.  Depending on the size of the data files, the steps you need to follow to download the data may vary.

Logging on

When logging on, select the appropriate logon option:

As you are logging on using AAF you will be taken to a page where you can select your institution.  Follow the prompts from there to log on.

Find the collection

You can search for the collection, or if you have been given a persistent link to the collection you should be able to open that in your browser now that you have logged on.

If the collection appears in your search results with a padlock icon, or if the "data" tab of the collection description has a padlock icon, then your account has not been given access to the data.

Need help with the Data Access Portal? Please contact Research Data Service Support at or phone: +61 2 4960 6086

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