A step change in trust and identity for Australian research

A seamless and secure national research ecosystem

Trust and identity underpins every aspect of modern research - it is fundamental infrastructure that will create significant advances in outcomes for Australian researchers.

The Australian Access Federation (AAF) is building a Trust and Identity Framework that includes common policies, standards and technologies so researchers will enjoy a more cohesive network of services. Through one username and password they will be able to seamlessly access multiple national research capabilities.

Pathfinder project snapshot

The 2021 National Research Infrastructure (NRI) Roadmap identified a gap in securely connecting research infrastructure and this pathfinder project will address this gap in three parts - a national Trust and Identity Framework, Accelerators and Incubators.

Trust and Identity Framework

We are adopting and adapting a globally recognised framework to enable best practice trust and identity for national research infrastructure.


We will develop a program of work to ensure the longevity of trust and identity past the life of the project and into a sustainable step change.


We will partner with national research infrastructures, through a series of incubators, to test and evolve the Trust and Identity Framework.

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