Learn how to establish an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account under the UC Agreement.

A UC-wide agreement for Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been established. The agreement provides Data Egress Fee waiver for up to 15% of total monthly AWS fees.

Please follow the instructions below to ensure that an AWS account for UCR business is covered under this agreement and in compliance with UC policy and the law.

Understand Appropriate Use

Review the following to understand the applicable terms and conditions, and allowable data use for AWS:

  • University of California AWS Enterprise Customer Agreement
    • Applies to all AWS accounts UC-wide, except those used for:
      • Commercial Web Hosting
      • Media Streaming
      • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
    • 80%+ of data egress must be via an approved National Research and Education Network (NREN). This includes CENIC and Internet2, so normal UC usage meets this requirement.
  • Determine whether the data you are working with should be hosted in the cloud.
  • HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
    • In order to cover your locations AWS accounts under the terms of the UC AWS Enterprise Agreement (EA) and HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA), follow the instructions found on the UCOP Website (PDF).

Connect AWS Account to UC Agreement and PO

Send an email to UCs AWS account representative, Heather Matson aws-uc-procurement@amazon.com to:

  • Activate your new AWS account (if pertinent)
  • Include your AWS account under the terms of the UC-wide AWS agreement
  • Connect your AWS account to your Purchase Order number

To accomplish this, the email needs to include the following information:

  • AWS 12-Digit Account Number
  • Company Name = University of California, Riverside (UCR)
  • Your Name

AWS Account Activation

You will receive an email response from AWS confirming that your AWS account is now set up for invoicing under the UC AWS agreement, and providing final instructions to activate your account. Follow the instructions in the AWS activation email and your account will be active and ready for use.