Storage solutions

Storage solutions are available at the international, national and institutional level.


IDA is a national storage service funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture that is aimed at research groups and projects. The IDA is a safe and user-friendly storage service for data and metadata.

Higher education institutions each have their own quota in the IDA, with each institution itself granting user rights to projects, i.e. user groups. For more information on higher education institution quotas, contact persons and a more detailed description on applying for user licenses, visit the IDA pages.

Other Storage Services

Higher education institutions offer their own, in-house services. The best source for using these services is the institution's own ICT administration (see, for example, the link list in this guide.)
Social sciences data can be stored in the Finnish Social Sciences Data Archive.

Language resources can be saved in the FIN-CLARIN system, which is part of the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN).

International storage solutions include Zenodo.  Also available are the international OpenDOAR Directory of Open Access Repositories and Directory of Open Access Disciplinary Repositories.

In addition to the above, there are fee-based services.