Questions you'll need to answer when requesting research computing accounts

When requesting accounts on the following Indiana University systems administered by UITS Research Technologies, you will be prompted for additional information:

  • IU research supercomputers: For accounts on IU research supercomputers, you will be asked to provide:
    • Country of citizenship
    • Primary discipline
    • Primary sub-discipline
    • Secondary discipline
    • Secondary sub-discipline
    • Tertiary discipline
    • Tertiary sub-discipline

    You will also be asked to:

    • Send a list of citations to any intellectual property (for example, journal articles, reports, presentations) developed as a result of your use of the system to once a year;
    • Cite your use of the system and other university resources in your publications;
    • Indicate whether you will be storing HIPAA data (PHI) on the system, and, if so, acknowledge that you have read and understand your responsibilities with respect to HIPAA data (PHI).
  • Research Database Complex (RDC): For RDC accounts, you will be asked to agree to the following:

    Although these systems are appropriate for use in research projects involving ePHI, you and your collaborators are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of any sensitive data in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and university policies. Any software (including operating systems) and services you deploy or administer on these systems are not automatically HIPAA-aligned. IU researchers must acquire the appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals and submit a data management plan before storing ePHI on IU research systems, and are responsible for maintaining administrative and technical controls that restrict access to sensitive research data. For more information, please see

    By checking the box below, you are confirming the following:

    • You understand your responsibilities with respect to sensitive data and will act to uphold those responsibilities.
    • You agree to store no data classified as Critical other than ePHI data on RDC resources.
    • You will use your database and/or web-services for research purposes.
    • You agree to acknowledge the use of Indiana University Research Technologies in publications that result from your research, and you will provide periodic listings of their citations upon request.
    • You agree to annually renew the account.
  • Scholarly Data Archive (SDA): For SDA accounts, you will be prompted as follows:

    Provide additional information by filling out the following form (note that all fields are required). If you have questions, email

    • Department:
    • Phone Number:
    • Storage space needed
    • Immediately:
    • Within 6 months:
    • Within 12 months:
    • Estimated number of files:
    • Duration of storage:
    • Average file size:

    (a brief description of the project that will use the SDA and the manner in which SDA will be used)

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