At IU, how can I apply for an account on the SDA or RFS?
Note: To keep pace with the growing needs of Indiana University researchers, Research File System (RFS) storage will be migrating in the near future from OpenAFS to a new technology from DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN), based on the General Parallel File System (GPFS). For more, see Information about upcoming changes to the Research File System at IU.
To request an account on the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) or Research File System (RFS):
- For instructions on requesting an individual SDA or RFS account, see At IU, if I already have some computing accounts, how do I get others?
- For instructions on requesting an SDA or RFS account for an IU
group or department, see Requesting IU computing accounts for groups or
Note:In accordance with standards for access control mandated by the HIPAA Security Rule, you are not permitted to access data containing protected health information (PHI) using a group (or departmental) account. To ensure accountability and permit access to authorized users only, IU researchers must use their personal Network ID credentials for all work involving PHI.
After submitting your account request, UITS will notify you via email when your account is ready for use.
For eligibility requirements, see the "Research system accounts (all campuses)" section in What computing accounts are available at IU, and for whom?
Note: If an account that you want does not appear to be available, contact your campus computing Support Center. Sometimes, accounts for which you are eligible do not appear in the Account Management Service; in such cases, the Support Center can create those manually for you.
For more information about distributed storage services at Indiana University, visit the Pervasive Technology Institute's Research Storage page.
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