Here are the prices for all standard TSD services. Please direct questions and other enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The basic TSD package contains:
- 1 TiB storage
- 1x Windows server with 4CPUs and 8GiB RAM
- 1x Linux RHEL6 VM with 2CPUs and 4GiB RAM
- Backup av 1TiB storage area
- Standard Software
- Access to use "Nettskjema"
(NOK no VAT)
|UH-sector* (not via Sigma2)
(NOK ex VAT)
Other Norwegian non-commercial resarch (not via Sigma2)**
Research with a disk/CPU grant from the Sigma2 Resource Allocation committee ***
Other research that buys dedicated resources thorugh Sigma2***
(NOK ex VAT)
(Euros ex VAT)
|Basis package pr yr||Covered by UiO||15 000||20 000||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||2250|
|Storage pr TiB pr yr||1600||2000||3000||1000||2000||350|
|Backup pr TiB pr yr||600||800||1200||400||800||150|
|HPC pr CPU (core hour) hour||Covered by UiO||0,14||0,21||0||0,14||0,05|
|Extra core on virtual machine,
pr core pr yr
|500||1000||2000||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||250|
|Extra RAM for voirtual machines ,
pr GiB pr yr
|200||400||600||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||70|
|Extra std VM||5000||7500||15 000||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||1750|
Operational /maintanace cost per
|19 500||25 680||31 380||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||4000|
Operatinal /maintanace cost per
|59.500||65 680||71 380||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||8000|
|TSD DataLoader standard||Covered by UiO||Covered by UiO||Covered by UiO||Covered by UiO||Covered by UiO||3500|
|TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL||Covered by UiO||25 680||31 380||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||3500|
|Digital Signature||Actual price on signature||Actual price on signature||Actual price on signature||Actual price on signature||Actual price on signature||Running cost|
|Digital Dynamic Consent||Actual price on signature||10.000 NOK + actual price on signature||12.500 NOK + actual price on signature||According to host institution (see left)||According to host institution (see left)||1.250 + running cost|
|Advanced User support pr hour||650||856||1048||Via application to Sigma2||Via application Sigma2||150|
|Licenses||Actual cost/ covered by UIO||Actual cost||Actual cost||Actual cost||Actual Cost||Actual cost|
|GPU for video||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
** Other non-commercial research: Covers everything that is not "research as a paid service", typically hospital based research, etc.
*** One may apply to Sigma2 for TSD disc or CPU-hrs, first allocation runs from 1. April to 1. October 2018.
**** Additional license fee or MSSQL servers
EOSC: only for European non-profit research.
Applications are to be delivered directly to Sigma2: https://www.sigma2.no/content/apply-e-infrastructure-resources
If there is a long wait until the next period, then contact Sigma2 by email: email@example.com
NB: If you do not understand the above table or find your place in the table, please contact us.
NB2: Please contact TSD if your institution wants a better deal by buying at least 50 project places up front.
Because UiO has financed the development of TSD, the services are, to a large extent, free for UiO affiliated users. For all other institutions, the fees are depending on the data controller. However, there are two cases where the UiO fees can be applied even if the data controller is not UiO affiliated:
1. Research project fully financed by UiO
The research project and the researchers are fully financed by UiO (or by external funding allocated for UiO activities) but the data controller is affiliated with another institution:
The prices will be the same as with a UiO affiliated data controller. This means that if there is already a data processing agreement between UiO and the data controller, that agreement also covers the data in TSD. If there is no data processing agreement between the two institutions, the data processing agreement provided by TSD for the data controller can be used.
The research project is fully financed by UiO, the researchers are employed by UiO but the data is owned by OUS. The principal investigator downloads, completes and signs the data and usage agreement for OUS project and specifies in the form that the project will have an UiO address for invoicing. Then the principal investigator applies for a TSD project via Nettskjema. The scanned data and usage agreement will be attached to the electronic form for TSD project application and in the box for supplementary information it will be stated that this is a fully financed UiO project with data from OUS.
2. Research project partially financed by UiO
The research project is a collaboration between UiO and other institutions (one of which is the data controller), and the finances come from the partners or from en external funding agency:
If the partners share responsibilities, results, personnel and eventually finances, the partners can share their infrastructure resources. Because TSD is a UiO resource, the data controller institution and the other partner institutions are entitled to use the resources. In these cases the prices will be the same as if the UiO would be the data controller and the transfer of funds between the partners does not require VAT.
To prove the shared responsibilities in a collaboration, the partners must jointly sign a document (collaboration agreement) describing (i) the institutions involved in the partnership; (ii) what each partner will contribute in terms of resources and infrastructure; (iii) how is the financing in the partnership (i.e. the costs that each partner will have in connection with the project and the source of the funds to cover them).
In case the funds come from an external research funding agency to support the activities of professionals from both the university and other institutions, the document must formalize the collaboration between the university and all the other external partners. The format of the collaboration agreement is free, but we have created a template for simplicity. Normally the institution that leads the research project, as the principal investigator, takes the initiative to write the document and formalize the cooperation. Then, a representative for all the other partner institutions shall sign the document. If the partner institution is UiO, then the department leadership shall decide who sign.
For other partner institutions, the representative shall be appointed according to the local policy (if the partner institution is OUS, info can be found here). Once the document is in place the principal investigator shall make sure that the data agreement is signed by the data controller, while the address given for invoicing is at UiO. TSD will invoice the partner at UiO, which in turn will invoice the data controller and eventually the other external partners.
The principal investigator of a project is from UiO, the data controller is OUS and the professionals working at the research project are paid 50 percent by UiO and 50 percent by OUS. The funds from an external research agency support personnel and infrastructure of both UiO and OUS.
The principal investigator downloads and completes the collaboration agreement to formalize the collaboration between UiO and OUS. They sign the document and make sure that the correct person from OUS signs as partner in the collaboration.
The principal investigator downloads, completes and signs the data and usage agreement for OUS project and specifies in the form that the project will have UiO address for invoicing.
The next step is that the principal investigator will apply for a TSD project via Nettskjema. The scanned data and usage agreement and the collaboration agreement is attached to the TSD project application and in the open text box it will be stated that this is a collaboration between UiO and OUS.
- Data protection approval: a document provided by a data protection authority to use the sensitive data for a defined purpose
- Data controller: the institution that owns the data or is responsible for the data according to the data protection approval document
- Data processor: the Service for Sensitive Data (TSD) at UiO
- Principal investigator: the project manager of a research project. The principal investigator applies for a TSD and is automatically made project administrator of the TSD project, unless differently specified.
- Project administrator: the person that have the authority to administer users and resources of the TSD project. This person might or might not be the PI of the research project.