About the Trust and Identity Pathfinder Project

The Australian Government’s 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap identified trust and identity as fundamental research infrastructure.

Transforming NCRIS through Trust and Identity (T&I): A national strategy for T&I Infrastructure in Australia will create a significant step-change enabling a more seamless, secure, efficient and globally connected national research ecosystem.

Our vision and mission

Our vision is the system-wide adoption of trust and identity in Australia’s national research infrastructure. 
Our mission is to deliver seamless and secure access through a combination of policies and technology that will build a connected research, innovation and translation network, that provides enhanced collaboration opportunities, supported by our specialist workforce.

Managing federated access

AAF lowers the costs and effort associated with federated identity management in each individual subscriber organisation. It also removes inter-organisational barriers to collaboration by enabling people to quickly and easily connect with electronic resources. Resource providers are also able to quickly and easily connect their services to over 1 million people connected to the AAF today.

Operating as a shared service, the growing AAF subscriber base encompasses many leading organisation in the research and education sector, these include:

  • all Australian Universities
  • CSIRO and other government research agencies as well as leading research support organisations
  • organisations providing online products or services for teaching, learning and research.