Research Lab Folders available for use

April 5, 2019 – May 3, 2019
Data Depot

Research Computing is pleased to announce the availability of Research Lab folders to facilitate easy data sharing and collaboration. Box Research Lab Folders are the ideal complement to the Research Data Depot, and will provide accessibility, mobile, access, and collaborative tools for "small" research data needs.

If you're a current Research Data Depot PI, you will see a Research Lab Folder in the root of your Purdue Box Account. Please use this space for all of your research data collaboration needs. Access to the folder and any spaces you create can be managed by Box's sharing controls. Visit the FAQ page on the Box Folder user guide for frequently asked questions.

A Box Research Lab Folder offers research groups in need of centralized data storage for research collaboration many unique features and benefits:

Accessible Easily accsssible through your web browser, and facilitates easy sharing with collaborators within Purdue and without.

Capable A Box Research Lab folder facilitates joint work on shared files across your research group, avoiding the need for numerous copies of datasets across individuals' private storage. It is an ideal place to store a project's data and documents. A Lab Folder can store unlimited data, with a maximum size of a single file up to 15 GB.

Controllable Access Access management is under your direct control, within the bounds of the appropriate data use agreements, IRB protocols, or technology control plans.

Data Retention All data kept in the Box Research Lab Folder remains owned by the research group's lead faculty. Files kept in the project's lab folder remain with the research group, unaffected by turnover, and could head off potentially difficult disputes. Data is also retained and protected in alignment with the appropriate data security standards governing your research projects.

Never Purged A Box Research Lab Folder is never subject to purging.

Reliable Box Research Lab Folders are built on Purdue's centrally-managed service, which is a highly-available, secure cloud storage platform.

Restricted Data For projects requiring storage of sensitive or restricted data (eg HIPAA), REED Folders are available for use at no charge. Visit the RCAC purchase page to start the process.

Originally posted: April 5, 2019  10:11am

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