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Important information

The general public are not required to sign in to search the Data Access Portal (DAP) or to download publicly accessible files.


Overview


A sign in is not required to search the DAP or to download publicly accessible files.

The description section includes advice about access conditions. There are three types of access:

  • Publicly accessible  
    • The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.
  • Embargoed
    • Access to this collection's metadata and/or files (if any) are restricted until dd/mm/yyyy. Although the associated metadata is public, the files (if any) have not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this collection to discuss access to the files.
  • Restricted
    • Although the associated metadata is public, the files (if any) have not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this collection to discuss access to the files.

Embargoed and restricted collections


A closed padlock on the files and/or image gallery indicates an embargoed or restricted collection. 

For advice on how to access files see access on the description tab.


Australian Access Federation


The Australian Access Federation (AAF) is a service used by many Australian universities and some research agencies to allow staff to log on to AAF enabled systems using their institutional account.

In the DAP, AAF accounts are to:

  • Access restricted DAP collections where you have been granted authorised access by CSIRO
  • Search for restricted collections where you have been granted authorised access by CSIRO
  • Download files from restricted collections where you have been granted authorised access by CSIRO
  • If signed in with your institutional account, you will not need to provide an email address when requesting files

More information is available for:

OPAL


OPAL accounts are used by the Astronomy community - for details please see the OPAL Users Guide.

In the DAP, OPAL accounts are used to:

  • Access embargoed data for ATNF Pulsar and CASDA observations where the OPAL user is a member of the project team associated with the observation
  • If signed in, you will not need to provide an email address when requesting files

Data that is not embargoed is publicly available and does not need a user to login. 

More information is available for:

AAO Data Central


The All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) is enabling researchers to access data across a federated network of datasets, from all types of astronomical facilities in Australia. AAO Data Central is an ASVO node. The CSIRO ASKAP Science Data Archive (CASDA) is a first step in enabling AAO Data Central users access to datasets without the need to create new credentials. 

To get an account for AAO Data Central please visit their register site. 

Any information or queries about AAO Data Central please visit their contact us page. 

Partners


Partners are external collaborators and may have been granted authorised access to specific DAP collection(s) by CSIRO. 

In the DAP Partner accounts are used to:

  • Access restricted DAP collections where you have been granted authorised access by CSIRO
  • Search for restricted DAP collections where you have been granted authorised access by CSIRO
  • Download restricted DAP collections where you have been granted authorised access by CSIRO
  • If signed in, you will not need to provide an email address when requesting files

More information is available for:

CSIRO


CSIRO staff members can use their Nexus account to:

  • Find and download data, software or services
  • Deposit data to create a new collection
  • Manage and update a collection
  • Approve a collection for publication

More information is available for:

  • CSIRO staff under user communities

CSIRO Deposit and Approvals


Deposit and approval modules for CSIRO staff will be developed in the current user interface in the second half of 2019. 

In the meantime CSIRO access will be available through the existing interface with instructions available from:



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

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