Storing and Preserving Your Data

Short-Term Data Storage

Where can I store my data so they are accessible to my collaborators?

Personal M+Box accounts provide 50GB storage, and folders can be shared with other people inside or outside U-M. For large collaborative projects, shared accounts provide 200GB storage.

Personal M+Google accounts provide 30GB storage via GoogleDrive, and folders and files can be shared with other people inside or outside U-M.

Where can I store terabytes of data?

Value storage is available for large amounts of data. Disk space can be purchased on a per-terabyte basis, with additional charges for back-up or data replication at a second data center.

Where can I store data that contain sensitive information?

Campus ITS provides a sensitive data guide to where to store and how to share data in a secure manner.

Where can I temporarily store data during high-performance computing?

Lustre provides temporary storage during reads and writes of very large data files.

What other data storage options do I have?

Campus ITS provides a storage solutions summary chart that lists all data storage options at U-M.


Long-Term Data Storage and Preservation

Where can I deposit my data so they are preserved long-term and accessible to others?

Hundreds of subject-specific data repositories can provide persistent storage and access to your research data. Browse DatabibOpenDOAR, or re3data to find a good home for your data. For assistance identifying or preparing your data for deposit into a subject-specific data repository, email Research Data Services.

Deep Blue is the U-M Library's permanent open respository for all types of scholarly materials, including research data. If you are interested in depositing your data into Deep Blue, email them or visit their website.



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Last modified: 07/15/2015