Access the SDA at IU

Methods available for transferring data to and from the Indiana University Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) include secure FTP (SFTP), secure copy (SCP), GridFTP (via the IU Globus Web App), and Hierarchical Storage Interface (HSI). For instructions, see:

To access the SDA from off campus, UITS recommends protocols such as Globus and SFTP, which provide IU Login and Two-Step Login (Duo) authentication, as well as encryption in transit. Because the HSI/HTAR protocols don't provide the same protections, to remotely access the SDA with a local HSI/HTAR client you must first email to request an off-campus exemption.

Files containing PHI must be encrypted when they are stored (at rest) and when they are transferred between networked systems (in transit). To ensure that files containing PHI are encrypted when they are stored, encrypt them before transferring them to storage. To ensure that files containing PHI remain encrypted during transit, use SFTP/SCP or the IU Globus Web App. For more, see Recommended tools for encrypting data containing HIPAA-regulated PHI.


Before storing data on any of Indiana University's research computing or storage systems, make sure you understand the information in Types of sensitive institutional data appropriate for UITS Research Technologies services.

Make sure you do not include sensitive institutional data as part of a file's filename or pathname.

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