New deadline for applying for TSD resources (period 2018.2)



If you run a project dealing with sensitive data and you need large storage and/or CPU hours, you can apply for Sigma2s TSD resources. You will get them cheaper!






Applications for Services for sensitive data (TSD)

Services for Sensitive Data (TSD) is a platform to store, compute and analysis on research sensitive data in compliance with Norwegian regulations regarding individuals’ privacy. TSD is developed and operated by UiO in partnership with UNINETT Sigma2, and is a part of the national infrastructure. Research projects that have obtained an approval from the data protection authority of reference (REK, NSD, Datatilsynet or similar) may apply through this call if:

  • The project needs HPC compute resources
  • The project needs 10 TB or more storage capacity

Projects that are granted resources in TSD through this call, will have to register for access to TSD through the standard TSD application, if they do not have already access to the infrastructure.

Refer to for more information about Services for Senitive Data


How to apply?

Sigma2 provides an online application tool service for researchers using the national e-infrastructure resources. Previous applications are available for reuse in the application tool. 

The online application form and status of existing allocations is available on


Who can apply?

Individuals and groups from the following Norwegian organizations can apply for access to the resources in the national e-infrastructure:

  • Norwegian universities and university colleges
  • Governmental Research Centers
  • Entities or projects financed by the Ministry of Education and Research or the Research Council of Norway
  • Industrial parties who contribute to the funding of the e-infrastructure
The resources in the national e-infrastructure are available for research and education, but written agreements may be established with UNINETT Sigma2 for other usage of the resources. Organizations that do not fall in the above categories but would like to have access, should contact UNINETT Sigma2.
The applicant must either hold a permanent position or be a postdoctoral fellow at his/her organization. Master students, PhD students and guest researchers cannot apply directly, but must arrange this via a superior that holds a permanent position or is a postdoctoral fellow.

Application evaluation

The decisions of the Resource Allocation Committee are governed by the Guidelines for Resource Allocation on the National e-infrastructure. The Committee assigns allocations to projects a few weeks before the start of each allocation period. It is therefore important to submit an application during the regular calls.


Mandatory requirements

UNINETT Sigma2 is constantly working to improve the quality of the incoming applications. A mandatory requirement in the application scheme is to provide the funding sources. This information is essential to justify the continuing operation and development of the national e-infrastructure. It is also a requirement that project leaders report the scientific results of ongoing projects by linking the allocation project ID to their scientific publications in CRIStin (