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Who can use EcoCommons?

EcoCommons Australia is free to use, and anyone affiliated with a research organisation being part of the Australian Access Federation (AAF) can login to the platform.

If you are not affiliated with a research organisation that is part of the AAF, you will need to request a manually created account to access the platform. You can request this by sending an email to:

What is the Australian Access Federation (AAF)?

The AAF is an access federation of most Australian educational and research organisations including all Australian universities, CSIRO and others.

If you are a student, researcher or staff member at one of AAF’s subscribers, choose this sign in option to enter EcoCommons.

You will be prompted to choose your organisation and sign in using your organisation’s sign in service, after which you will be transferred to EcoCommons.

Non AAF Members

If you are not associated with an AAF member organisation, choose the EcoCommons Account sign in option at the login page.

To request an EcoCommons user account please contact us via our enquiry form or send an email to and a member of our team will be in touch.

Please make sure to include details about your research and how access to EcoCommons can help you to carry out your research work.

Our partners


  • Australian Research Data Commons
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
  • EcoCommons Australia received investment ( from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

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