Storage for Research Data

The Office of College Computing (OCC) has an enterprise-class data storage system for CEAS research data. This storage system is available to all CEAS researchers for storage of individual and project/group-based research data. All data that is stored on the system is backed up via local snapshots, and is also replicated to the OCC disaster recovery (DR) site away from main campus.

There are a couple of ways to use this service:

  • As a mapped drive or mounted file share, you can write data directly to the storage system, or you can store your data on your local system and copy it to the research storage system for backups.
  • As a target for home directories, your lab or office research workstations can be configured to use the research storage system as the login directory for individual user accounts. 

Individual user accounts receive a storage quota of 1TB. Contact OCC if you need more than 1TB of space. 

For more information, or to request an individual or project/group account, send an email request to

Accessing Research Storage Space:

Once you are connected to the UC network, use the following information for accessing your Research Storage space:

* There are regulations, contract provisions and policies that require research data to be protected, secured and backed up off site.  For your reference you may review the following for more information of some regulation guidelines and policies, provided by UCIT Information Security.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) recommendations that covers all aspects of data backups. 

Visit UC’s data security policies for more information.