Browser user interface

The IDA service will be renewed during summer 2018. Projects and users will be migrated from the old IDA to the renewed service. These user instructions apply for the current IDA service and its user interfaces. We don't recommend creating new metadata in the old IDA service, since managing metadata will be done differently in the new services supporting digital preservation launched mid-2018. More information about the IDA service renewal.

The renewed IDA will enable access via new web browser UI and command line. The current icommands (iRODS), Cyberduck file transfer program and SUI My Files will not be supported after the transition to the renewed service.

The remainder of this web page applies to the old version of IDA which will be soon replaced, for those who still need to use the old service.


Connecting via browser
Uploading and deleting a file via browser
Managing metadata via browser
File sharing via browser


Browser example videos:
 •  mp4 Log in to Scientist's User Interface using Haka
 •  mp4 IDA storage service in Scientist's User Interface
 •  mp4 Action menu by pressing right mouse button
 •  mp4 Editing metadata
 •  mp4 Moving data between directories. Drag-and-drop is unfortunately not available, use cut and paste