The YODA Research Data Management service is developed at Utrecht University and is used by multiple organizations, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Yoda is an application that works on top of iRODS, open source Data Management Software developed and maintained by the iRODS consortium of which SURF is a member. SURF also offers hosted iRODS environments and a storage scale-out service based on iRODS technology. 

At the request of several member institutes, SURF is offering (during a 2-year pre-production phase) a hosted Yoda environment which is managed and configured by SURF. With this service, researchers and data managers of these institutes can benefit from Yoda without the administrative burden or the need to invest in additional expertise. In addition, SURF sees a lot of value in harmonizing data management tools to work towards a common, federative infrastructure for all SURF members and their research partners.

List of participating universitiesURL for Yoda network Disk

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Technical University of Eindhoven 
University of Amsterdam 

Erasmus University Rotterdam 
Wageningen University and Research 
University of Leiden   
Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) 

A designated administrator at every institute is responsible, as local Yoda admin, for managing categories, metadata templates and research groups, user access, and determining quotas within his/her allocated environment.

Getting Started

If you are a researcher or research data management support at one of the participating institutes (see list above), please contact your local research support office. Otherwise, please contact the SURF Service Desk.