|Service name||Fairdata IDA – Research Data Storage|
|Service summary||IDA is a research data storage service that provides secure storage for research data.
The service is part of the Fairdata services (Fairdata Service Description in Finnish). The other Fairdata services are:
The service is offered free of charge to its users. The services are available to the research community in accordance with the applicable usage policy. Minedu offers access to research data storage service IDA to Finnish higher education institutions and state research institutes. Minedu may also grant separate access to the service. Finnish higher education institutions and research institutes may distribute IDA storage capacity to actors within the Finnish research system, within the limits of their usage shares.
The service is intended for storing research data and materials related to it. The data stored in the service is available to all project users. The users mark their data to be persistently stored (“Frozen”) in the service. All project members may make the “Frozen” data and related metadata publicly accessible by using the other aforementioned Fairdata services. The data in the service is stored in Finland.
User organisations are offered support and guidance on using the service.
The Fairdata services are organized by The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and produced by CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
|Restrictions||The service is not intended for data containing sensitive personal data.
The service is not intended for data which are actively processed or often moved between the service and another environment.
If the user organisation or user deletes data from the service, the deleted data is not recoverable. The metadata of the datasets is however retained.
|Target audience||Users of the user organisations that store research data with associated metadata and create research datasets, or are responsible for managing the research data. Other users defined in the IDA Use Policy.|
|How to obtain the service||In order to access and use the service the user must have a CSC user account and project. The CSC user account and the project can be requested through CSC Customer portal or by contacting CSC Service Desk. The project manager can apply for IDA storage space in CSC Customer Portal. Storage quota in IDA is available after the application has been approved by the organization’s IDA contact person. Detailed instructions can be found at https://www.fairdata.fi/en/ida/becoming-an-ida-user/.
The service is accessible from the Internet at https://ida.fairdata.fi/.
|User support||The service producer provides the IDA service so that it is in principle available without interruptions.
Maintenance and user support are provided during the service hours.
CSC Service Desk
|Service producers responsibilities||The service producer is responsible for providing the service to users at the agreed service level. The producer is responsible for providing support in the agreed manner.
The service producer shall notify the user organisations and users of all security breaches and security risks without delays.
|Service producer||CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.|
|Service offered and organized by||The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland|