About RDA



Data protection

  • hardware based checksums between server memory and all storage media (T10 PI) - in development -
  • trusted encrypted network transfers
  • per file checksum comparison when data is read (MD5) info
  • data copies at distinct physical locations
  • user verifiable checksum (of published data) - in development (EUDAT) -

Data storage

  • support for large volumes ( > 10 Petabyte ) and large file sizes ( > 100 Gigabyte)
  • storage classes single, dual (dissimilar technology)

Data Access

  • easy access with common protocols and clients using federated authentication of bwIDM in BW
  • supporting rules for good scientific practice (retention of data for at least10 year)
  • simple publication of data - in development -
  • published data is automatically set read-only (immutable data) - in development -


  • sharing of data - in development -
  • scheduled deletion - in development 
  • features for distinct user groups that require storage for their own applications*)

*) please contact SCC if you require a custom solution



If you have any questions about the project please ask Felix Bach. If you want to archive data or have questions regarding the service bwDataArchiv please contact us via our service-email.


Promotion and Cooperation

The 'bwDataArchive' project is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden Wuerttemberg and it works together with DFG project RADAR, the state project BWDataDiss within the framework of the Helmholtz project LSDMA, with different scientific communities, and also with the international projects EUDAT, Human Brain Project (HBP) and the LHC Computing Grid (WLGC).


Helmholtz Allianz Ministerium für Wisschenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg EUDAT
HumanBrain Project bwDataDiss LSDMA