Tinker Studio

Tinker Studio is an online platform that gives researchers easy access to large volumes of curated data and tools using Cloud and Virtual Laboratory (VL) technology. Tinker Studio provides access to advanced tools such as Jupyter notebooks for python code, R Studio, managed computing infrastructure, and ready-to-go data.

You can access Tinker Studio by using either your AAF affiliated login or by registering for an account:

  • To Login with your AAF account click HERE, choose sign in, and then click the AAF logo.
  • To Register for a new account click HERE, choose register and fill in the form. Check your email for further instructions.

Tinker Studio consists of three main pages: Dashboard, Workspace and Explorer.


The Dashboard enables you to launch a new compute service, displays a summary of your currently running services, and the amount of storage  being used. Tinker Studio limits one running compute instance per user.


The Workspace page manages the data contained in your personal storage space.


The Explorer page allows you to access datasets from multiple data repositories.  It is an interface to CSIRO Knowledge Network that is customised to allow ease-of-use of data within Tinker Studio.