IDA

Description

Need to store an offsite copy of a large data set? Look no further. IDA is an ideal place for holding very large, static data sets ranging from dozens of gigabytes to several terabytes. 

Who is this for

Researchers and research groups

How to access

1) Request a CSC user account
2) Fill an electronic application form for IDA

IDA is an ideal place for holding very large, static data sets ranging from dozens of gigabytes to several terabytes. While it may not be used for sensitive data, IDA space can be shared between members of a group. IDA also supports public sharing of the data, but can't be used as a long term repository.  The service is offered to Finnish universities and polytechnics as well as research funded by the Academy of Finland. Ida requires a CSC user account.

IDA can be used for:

- Holding large data sets up to several terabytes
- Sharing data within a group
- Publicly sharing data

IDA can't be used:

- For storing sensitive data
- As a long term storage: Digital preservation means preserving data basically forever. IDA has many similar features providing safe bit level storage, but digital preservation is a separate service.

IDA is not optimal:
- For very small data sets

Quick Facts:

- Free of Charge
- Requires a CSC user account
- Not suitable for constant data transfer due to limited upload speed

Instructions for applying for a CSC user account and becoming an IDA user here