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About ERDA

ERDA or Electronic Research Data Archive at University of Copenhagen (KU/UCPH) is meant for storing, sharing, analyzing and archiving research data. The intended audience is employees, their collaboration partners and students. ERDA delivers safe central storage space for own and shared files, interactive analysis tools in addition to archiving for safe-keeping and publishing. You can use ERDA as a secure network drive from anywhere and it also comes with a stand-alone file synchronization service similar to Dropbox, but with the data safely stored locally at UCPH.
ERDA is delivered by SCIENCE HPC Center and is formally for the faculty of Science, but others have access mainly for data archiving and publication with UCPH DOIs. A roll-out to all of UCPH is underway to support the general UCPH Data Management Guidelines.

Sensitive and Personal Data (GDPR)

Please note that while ERDA comes with a strong security focus, it is only a solution approved for general scientific data and not for highly sensitive data. In particular it is not for personal data classified as sensitive in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In case you need to work on such sensitive data we recommend the ERDA sister facility SIF, which is intended and approved for exactly that purpose.

Getting Started with ERDA

We've gathered information about ERDA in a few short intro guides and a more thorough user guide

  • Sign Up Intro for UCPH and external users
  • Workgroup Intro about creating, managing and accessing Workgroups
  • Network Drive Intro about using ERDA as a network drive on your computer (only covers Windows for now)
  • Seafile Intro about Seafile sign up for UCPH and external users as well as synchronization
  • ERDA Overview if you're not sure whether to use ERDA's main storage or Seafile
  • User Guide with general usage instructions

We strongly recommend reading and following at least the first intro guide if you want to use ERDA.

Status and News

You can always refer to our separate status and news overview for a.o. the latest ERDA system status as well as information about new or changed features.

Questions and Support

Feel free to contact us using the email link at the bottom of the page in case you have any further questions or comments (in English or Danish). Unfortunately we do not have resources to offer video or phone support, but we typically reply on email the next working-day at the latest.

Terms of Use

ERDA comes with only few restrictions and they should be in line with basic common sense.
For the complete details please refer to the official terms of use always available from here, in addition to our site privacy and cookie policies linked at the bottom.