HRDS now charging for services

by | Apr 26, 2022 | Projects, Restricted data | 0 comments

The Highly Restricted Data Service (HRDS) encompasses three elements: Data Safe Haven (DSH)SafePod and REDCap. The service is provided by a partnership between Research IT (RIT), the Library, Information Governance, and Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity. 

We have now introduced charging for use of the DSH and REDCap services.
The introduction of charging is necessary to cover the increased specialist support within the HRDS team, and the administration costs for maintaining high security and compliance standards. The enhanced DSH service should make it easier for researchers to provide reassurance about data security to grant providers and collaboration partners. 

Data Safe Haven 

£2k per standard project* per year to help cover the specialist support and administration costs for DSH.  


Computational and storage resource charges for DSH Cloud are additional and will be based on the size/complexity of the project. 


* For DSH, £2k per year is for a standard project. Non-standard projects may be charged more (EG: 0.2FTE may be needed if significant development or customer support is needed for the length of the project.  


One-time fee of £300 per project 


Free to researchers (funded by ESRC) 


Researchers are encouraged to speak to the HRDS team before submitting grant applications. All Amazon Web Services (AWS) costs are charged back monthly for DSH cloud. There will be no retrospective charging for this service. 

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