IDA Service description

Updated 22.3.2018

IDA is a research data storage service, that offers secure storage for research data. The service is offered to Finnish universities and polytechnics 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 stable research data, both raw data and processed data. 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.

The data is stored securely and unchangeable in IDA. Data stored in the service is copied, its integrity is controlled and it is made easily accessible. 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. Authenticating is possible with either Haka or CSC accounts.

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.

More information about IDA:

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