Applying for your SDA or RFS account
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.
Accounts on the Research File System (RFS) and Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) are available to graduate students, faculty, and staff at all Indiana University campuses. If you are an undergraduate at any IU campus and need access to RFS or SDA, you must be sponsored by a faculty member for specific research projects.
To apply for an account on the SDA or RFS if you have an individual or affiliate Network ID, see Instructions for getting more computing accounts at IU
To apply for a group or departmental SDA or RFS account, see Requesting a departmental or group account
You will receive an email message informing you when your account is ready for use.
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 may not appear in the Account Management Service; in those 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.