Becoming a User

Before using our services, find out if you can use them for free. Our services and expert support are also available for purchase.

Getting started with CSC's services

To use our services, you usually need to create a user account for each user, and a project.

Step 1. Create a user account

  • If you have a HAKA or Virtu account, log into MyCSC with it. You can use Chipster, Notebooks, and Mylly services with your HAKA or Virtu account instead of a CSC account.
  • If you don't, please read this article. Also, see which of our services you can use with a CSC account.

Step 2. Join or create a project

To access Puhti, Mahti, Allas, cPouta, ePouta, Rahti, Kaivos, and Fairdata IDA services, you need a project created on MyCSC.


Step 3. Add service access for your project


Step 4. Apply for more billing units / resources if needed

Check whether a service you are taking into use consumes billing units (BUs). Some services like Fairdata IDA and Kaivos only use quotas.

Billing units

Quotas


Step 5. Keep your project active and updated


  

Table of services

CSC's service Requires CSC account Requires project Uses billing units Uses service-
specific quota
Terms of Use Privacy policy

Allas object storage

yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
Chipster – software for analyzing genomic data no* no no no [1 general terms of use] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
cPouta community cloud yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager], [3User policy and terms of usage for the Pouta Services] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
Digital Preservation Service for Research Data management service yes no no no [1general terms of use], [4PAS palvelusopimus]] [C PAS-palveluiden, FAIRDATA-kokonaisuuden ja PAS-ratkaisun tietosuojaseloste]
ePouta virtual private cloud yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager], [3User policy and terms of usage for the Pouta Services] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
Fairdata IDA – service for research data storage yes yes no yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager], [5Fairdata IDA – Research Data Storage Service Terms of Use] [C PAS-palveluiden, FAIRDATA-kokonaisuuden ja PAS-ratkaisun tietosuojaseloste]
Fairdata Qvain – research dataset description tool yes no no no [1 general terms of use] [C PAS-palveluiden, FAIRDATA-kokonaisuuden ja PAS-ratkaisun tietosuojaseloste]

Kaivos relational database service

yes yes** no yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]

Kvasi quantum learning machine

yes yes** no no [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A]
Mahti supercomputer yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
Mylly – platform for language data analysis no* no no no [1 general terms of use], [6Terms of use for Mylly] [A CSC customer register privacy policy], [B Kielipankin käyttöehdot, tietosuojakäytänteet ja saavutettavuusseloste]
Notebooks – web environment for data analytics no* no no no [1 general terms of use] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
Puhti supercomputer yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]
Rahti container cloud yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager], [7User policy and terms of use for the Rahti container cloud service] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]

SD Connect – interface for storing and sharing encrypted sensitive data

yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]

SD Desktop – private workspace to compute sensitive data

yes yes yes yes [1 general terms of use], [2prerequisites and Responsibilities for a Project Manager] [A CSC customer register privacy policy]

* It is also possible to login with HAKA or Virtu account.
** Use of service requires Puhti access.

Weekly User Support Coffee sessions

Do you need help with CSC services for research, but writing the issue down feels too much? Join user support session every Wed at 14 (starting 7.9) and discuss with CSC experts from different fields. 


Academic use

Academic and educational use for higher education institutions and state research institutes is funded by Ministry of Education and Culture. Research focus should be academic research which results are published as thesis (pro graduate, licentiate and doctoral thesis) or articles in scientific publications.


Commercial use

If university is doing research with commercial enterprises or research institutes which results are not published, they should open a separate project for this type of research which will be invoiced according to commercial usage.