Access to RCS resources requires that you be a member of a project established by a UA Principal Investigator. Tenured or tenure track faculty, research faculty, and emeritus faculty are normally allowed to serve as a Principal Investigator. Other university employees including staff, research associates, or post-doctoral fellows may not serve as Principal Investigators unless granted an exception by their institute director or academic dean with the approval of the UAF Directory of Sponsored Programs.
UA Principal Investigator
Principal Investigators are responsible for the members, storage, and other resource use of a project, and if additional resources are needed that are not covered by RCS subsidized services, procurement will be routed through the PI.
Prior to establishing a project the Principal Investigator should note any special data management needs such as any obligations on data security, how long data must be retained, and/or ITAR compliance and notify RCS during the project creation process.
To establish a new project please fill out the project account application form.
To collaborate with non-UA colleagues on RCS or UA systems, please email email@example.com with the subject: "$ProjectName Guest Account Application". Sponsored user accounts expire annually on June 30th.
UA Staff or Student
The PI of your project must email RCS and request to add you as a member of their project. You will need to fill out a user account application form.
UA Classes and Course Instructors
Instructors may request a project for their classes. Please complete a project account application form and user account application form and provide a list of students and their UA usernames to be added to the class project. 1 TB of long-term, offline tape storage ($ARCHIVE) is provided for class projects, and student data stored in the high performant online spinning disk ($CENTER1) will be deleted annually at the end of the spring semester. Class accounts must be renewed annually.
Storage quotas and rates take effect July 1, 2018. PIs and projects over quota in $CENTER1 and $ARCHIVE need to reduce data volumes or contact RCS immediately. Inaction will result in project member inability to read or write data starting July 1, 2018.