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TSD Prices

Here are the prices for all standard TSD services.

The basic TSD package contains:

University of Oslo

The prices are in NOK without VAT

Service Price
Basic package per year Covered by UiO
Storage per TiB per year 1 600
Backup per TiB per year 600
HPC per CPU (core hour) Covered by UiO
Extra core on VM, per core per year 500
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year 200
Extra standard VM 5 000
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server 19 500
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server 59 500
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 500
TSD DataLoader standard Covered by UiO
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL 19 500
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent Running cost
Advanced User support per hour 650
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

Universitets- og høyskolesektoren

The prices are in NOK without VAT. Covers all non-commercial research from Norwegian universities and university colleges.

Service Price
Basic package per year 15 000
Storage per TiB per year 2 000
Backup per TiB per year 800
HPC per CPU (core hour) 0,14
Extra core on VM, per core per year 1 000
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year 400
Extra standard VM 7 500
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server 25 680
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server 65 680
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 500
TSD DataLoader standard Included in TSD package
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL 25 680
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent 10 000 + running cost on signature
Advanced User support per hour 856
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

Norwegian non-commercial research

The prices are in NOK without VAT. Covers everything that is not "research as a paid service", typically hospital based research, etc.

Service Price
Basic package per year 20 000
Storage per TiB per year 3 000
Backup per TiB per year 1 200
HPC per CPU (core hour) 0,21
Extra core on VM, per core per year 2 000
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year 600
Extra standard VM 15 000
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server 31 380
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server 71 380
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 500
TSD DataLoader standard Included in package
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL 31 380
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent 12 500 + running cost on signature
Advanced User support per hour 1 048
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

Sigma2: Research with a disk/CPU grant from the Sigma2 Resource Allocation committee

The prices are in NOK without VAT. You may apply to Sigma2. If there is a long wait until the next period, then contact Sigma2 by email: sigma2@uninett.no

The host institution can be Universitets- og høyskolesektoren or Norwegian non-commercial research.

Service Price
Basic package per year According to host institution
Storage per TiB per year 1 000
Backup per TiB per year 400
HPC per CPU (core hour) 0
Extra core on VM, per core per year According to host institution
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year According to host institution
Extra standard VM According to host institution
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server According to host institution
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server According to host institution
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 500
TSD DataLoader standard According to host institution
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL According to host institution
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent Running cost
Advanced User support per hour Via application to Sigma2
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

Sigma2: Other research that buys dedicated resources thorough Sigma2

The prices are in NOK without VAT. You may apply to Sigma2. If there is a long wait until the next period, then contact Sigma2 by email: sigma2@uninett.no

Service Price
Basic package per year According to host institution
Storage per TiB per year 2 000
Backup per TiB per year 800
HPC per CPU (core hour) 0,14
Extra core on VM, per core per year According to host institution
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year According to host institution
Extra standard VM According to host institution
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server According to host institution
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server According to host institution
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 500
TSD DataLoader standard According to host institution
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL According to host institution
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent Running cost
Advanced User support per hour Via application to Sigma2
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The prices are in EUR without VAT

Service Price
Basic package per year 2 250
Storage per TiB per year 350
Backup per TiB per year 150
HPC per CPU (core hour) 0,05
Extra core on VM, per core per year 250
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year 70
Extra standard VM 1 750
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server 4 000
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server 8 000
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 50
TSD DataLoader standard 3 500
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL 3 500
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent 1 250 + running cost
Advanced User support per hour 150
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

Commercial Research

The prices are in NOK without VAT

Service Price
Basic package per year 50 000
Storage per TiB per year 6 000
Backup per TiB per year 2 000
HPC per CPU (core hour) 0,5
Extra core on VM, per core per year 2 000
Extra RAM on VM, per GiB per year 500
Extra standard VM 25 000
Operational /maintenance cost per PostgreSQL-server 25 000
Operational /maintenance cost per MSSQL-server 59 500
License fee for MSSQL server Running cost
Yubikey 500
TSD DataLoader standard  
TSD DataLoader with PostgreSQL  
Digital Signature Running cost
Digital Dynamic Consent Running cost
Advanced User support per hour 1 500
Licenses Running cost
GPU for video TBA

Special Cases

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:

  • 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.

    For example:
    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.
  • 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 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.

    For example:
    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.

Terminology

  • 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.

Please contact TSD if your institution wants a better deal by buying at least 50 project places up front.

Published Apr. 2, 2019 12:40 PM - Last modified May 3, 2019 2:57 PM