Apply for an account on the SDA

For eligibility requirements, see the "Research system accounts (all campuses)" section in Computing accounts at IU.

After submitting your account request, UITS will notify you via email when your account is ready for use.

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 maintain appropriate levels of access control, all users must use an individual login for all work involving PHI.

To get started on the SDA (once your account is created), see Access the SDA at IU.

The SDA is maintained by UITS Research Storage. If you have questions about the SDA, or need help, contact the UITS Research Storage team (

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