Data Storage

The service offers data storage facilities to researchers who require a platform to store, share and manage large, active scientific datasets.

  • Service description

    Data Storage - Service description

    What is Data Storage?

    Active data, which are processed or being analysed, are typically stored in the project data storage area while they are still considered proprietary (scientific publications may be in preparation). Data Storage is meant for researchers who need large storage resources. The minimum allocation on Data Storage is 10 TB.

    When data are no longer expected to change and/or results have been published, the data should normally be archived and made accessible to the public.

    How much storage can I get?

    Data Storage is meant for researchers who need large storage resources. The minimum on Data Storage is 10 TB.

    Call for proposals

    Applications for data storage will be evaluated and granted by a resource allocation committee (RFK) twice a year. Calls for proposals are published normally in January and July.

    Extensions on previously allocated time and applications for small grants for testing are processed continually. When resources are allocated, the customer will administer a project with allocated resources. The person who applied for the Data Storage can freely administer the allocated resources and decide who should have access to the resources.

  • Who can get access?

    Data Storage - Who can get access?

    Who can apply?

    The service is available to any employee and student from Norwegian universities and university colleges, as well as researchers from independent research institutes with projects funded by public grants.

  • Conditions for access

    Data Storage - Conditions for access

    Scientific merit

    Access to computations and related services, including user support, is granted following individual applications.

    The work to be carried out must meet requirements for scientific quality. 

    Acceptable use policy

    The researcher must comply with the acceptable use policy and the ICT policy at their respective research institutions.

  • How much does it cost?

    Data Storage - How much does it cost?

    How much does it cost?

    The costs associated with the operation of and investments for the service are covered by grants from the Research Council of Norway and contributions from four universities, the Universitites of Tromsø, Bergen and Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    Since 2017, there is a cost associated with using this service for new projects with grants from the Norwegian Research Council which includes e-infrastructure funding:

    • Researchers with large projects funded by public grants (> 15 mill. NOK) will pay a contribution for the usage of the resources exceeding 10 TB.
    • Data Storage is free for researchers with public grants, up to 10 TB storage.
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Data Storage - Service description

What is Data Storage?

Active data, which are processed or being analysed, are typically stored in the project data storage area while they are still considered proprietary (scientific publications may be in preparation). Data Storage is meant for researchers who need large storage resources. The minimum allocation on Data Storage is 10 TB.

When data are no longer expected to change and/or results have been published, the data should normally be archived and made accessible to the public.

How much storage can I get?

Data Storage is meant for researchers who need large storage resources. The minimum on Data Storage is 10 TB.

Call for proposals

Applications for data storage will be evaluated and granted by a resource allocation committee (RFK) twice a year. Calls for proposals are published normally in January and July.

Extensions on previously allocated time and applications for small grants for testing are processed continually. When resources are allocated, the customer will administer a project with allocated resources. The person who applied for the Data Storage can freely administer the allocated resources and decide who should have access to the resources.

Data Storage - Who can get access?

Who can apply?

The service is available to any employee and student from Norwegian universities and university colleges, as well as researchers from independent research institutes with projects funded by public grants.

Data Storage - Conditions for access

Scientific merit

Access to computations and related services, including user support, is granted following individual applications.

The work to be carried out must meet requirements for scientific quality. 

Acceptable use policy

The researcher must comply with the acceptable use policy and the ICT policy at their respective research institutions.

Data Storage - How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

The costs associated with the operation of and investments for the service are covered by grants from the Research Council of Norway and contributions from four universities, the Universitites of Tromsø, Bergen and Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Since 2017, there is a cost associated with using this service for new projects with grants from the Norwegian Research Council which includes e-infrastructure funding:

  • Researchers with large projects funded by public grants (> 15 mill. NOK) will pay a contribution for the usage of the resources exceeding 10 TB.
  • Data Storage is free for researchers with public grants, up to 10 TB storage.