In order to use the LSDF Online Storage Service, interested users must first register for the service. Registration takes place via bwIDM web interface.
Registration is only possible if a special Entitlement has been assigned to the user previously. Users usually receive this Entitlement after consultation with their responsible ITB or group representative or, if no project has yet been set up, by a separate request to the service operator.
If you have any questions regarding registration, requesting a new storage project or further questions, please contact the service provider via the BW support portal.
The setup and size of the available storage space is determined by agreements between the users and the service provider and technically realized by quotas. For new projects a Data Management Plan (DMP) is developed and stored in coordination with the Institute of the Users and the representatives of the service provider. The DMP contains at least
- the name of the institution or body
- the name of the project
- a short description of the project for which the storage is to be used
- one or more contact persons with contact details of the contact persons
- the amount of data expected over the next 3 years
- the expected storage period
The DMPs are used for reporting and applying for funding to operate, maintain and expand the LSDF. The storage space of the LSDFOS is currently usually available free of charge.