The IDA storage space is applied and granted to a CSC project, and the users associated with the same project share a common IDA storage space. The same project can have members from multiple organisations and also collaborators from abroad. To use the IDA service, you will need a CSC user account and then either create a new project or be added as a member to an existing project.
- Instructions for applying for IDA research storage
- Instructions for adding members to a project in IDA
- How to end the active use of IDA storage space
Instructions for applying for IDA research storage
1. If you do not already have a CSC user account, please register a user account with Haka or Virtu in MyCSC (my.csc.fi). Read CSC Docs for detailed registration instructions. If you don’t have Haka/Virtu, contact servicedesk (a) csc.fi to register (applies for some of the state research institutes).
2. Create a CSC project in MyCSC. Select Academic as the project type.
3. Apply for IDA storage for your project. Go to the My Projects view from the left side menu, and select the project you want to apply for IDA storage space.
4. From the project’s Services menu, select IDA and then select Apply for access. (See picture of selecting IDA in the project view.)
5. Fill out the IDA application form. Under Storage Quota Owner, select your home organisation. If your home organisation is part of the Tampere universities, choose “Tampere university” from the dropdown menu.
6. You will receive an email confirmation after the organisation’s IDA contact person has approved your application (usually within a few working days). After the application has been approved, you can log in to the service at ida.fairdata.fi or use IDA’s command line tools.
See the quick start guide and the full user guide for help. When you’re ready to publish your stored data as a research dataset, see the Qvain user quide.
IMPORTANT: Renew your CSC account password annually when requested to keep your projects and their service access active. If you wish change the project manager, open a locked user account, or stop using the IDA service, please contact servicedesk (a) csc.fi.
Adding members to an existing project and its IDA storage space
As the project manager, you can add users to your project and thus give access to the project’s shared IDA storage space. This can be done in MyCSC, after the new user has first registered a CSC user account.
1. Log in to CSC’s customer portal MyCSC at my.csc.fi.
2. In MyCSC, go to My Projects view from left side menu and select the project you want to add the user to.
3. Under Members, fill in the username of the new member and click the plus button. The invited user will get an email notification informing them of their project membership.
The project manager can also remove project members in the project view by selecting the cross icon on the right side of the project member. This also removes access to the project’s IDA storage space.
The project manager can also apply for a project membership for a collaborator abroad.
Instructions for a new project member
After you have published your project’s data
If the IDA storage space is no longer needed, the project manager must notify CSC at servicedesk (a) csc.fi and agree upon the deletion of the stored data with CSC. The users are responsible for moving the data for their own use to another storage location.
If you have questions, please contact us at servicedesk (a) csc.fi, 09 457 2821.