IDA Service Desription

IDA is a research data storage service, that offers secure storage for research data. The service is offered to Finnish universities and polytechnics, Finnish research institutes and researchers funded by the Academy of Finland. The users of the service can belong to one or more projects in the service. A project can have users from several organisations.

The service is intended for research data and materials related to it. It is not recommended to use IDA for data which are actively processed or often moved between the service and another environment. The service is not intended for data containing sensitive personal data. The data stored in the service is stored in Finland and the data security of the service is produced according to the standards set by the service provider.

Users can mark data to be stored in the service as “Frozen”, which enables storing the data is securely and unchangeable in IDA. Data is replicated on a separate physical media and its integrity is controlled. The data stored in the service is available for the project group that stored the data. The owners of the data decide on the openness and usage policies for their own data.

IDA is based on the open source software. Use of the service requires the registration of a CSC customer account. Authenticating is possible with either Haka or CSC account.

Every third Wednesday of the month is reserved for a service maintenance break. The service is not available during the break. Users are informed about the maintenance break by email.

IDA is a service organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture to actors within the Finnish research system. The service is produced by CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.

CSC customer support:
servicedesk (a)
+358 9 457 2821
Weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4 PM