There are several storage offerings available to UC San Diego users, and a number of vendor cloud storage services that may suit your needs. Research IT Services staff can assist you in determining the right solution for your situation; email for an appointment or to discuss by email or telephone.

Large File Transfers

Transfer large files to and from campus with the Library's tool. Just log in with Single Sign-On and use the simple, email-like format to deposit files for transfer and notify individuals of the link to retrieve them.

Campus-Endorsed Cloud Offerings Include:

Microsoft OneDrive offering

Maximum 1 terabyte (1TB)

All UC San Diego staff and faculty (including research staff) are eligible for a free OneDrive account which allows users to keep up to 1TB of files in the cloud.

Campus-Local Offerings Include:

SDSC Project Storage

Interactive & mounted filesystem over 1 terabyte (1TB+)

For larger needs, SDSC’s Project Storage Service provides a network-based storage solution which offers CIFS/Samba and NFS mounting options. Find project storage service options and pricing.

SDSC Cloud Storage

An object-based storage system with multiple interface methods (1 TB+)

For larger needs, SDSC’s Cloud Storage Service provides an object-based storage system designed to be easy to use for the average user, but to also provides a flexible, configurable, and expandable solution to meet the needs of more demanding applications. Dual-site redundancy is offered for secure, reliable storage. See cloud storage options and pricing.

SDSC CommVault Backups

CommVault is a highly customizable backup system available to UC San Diego, members of the UC community, and UC affiliates. While CommVault excels as a backup solution for a group of several workstations, making it an excellent backup choice for collaborative research labs, CommVault also thrives in an enterprise backup role. Contact to find out more.

Working and Staging Storage at the Library

Put a copy of your data on a Library server that you and your UC San Diego collaborators can jointly access. Contact for more information.

UC San Diego Library Digital Collections

A curated, searchable home for research data; supporting data sets of modest size

The UC San Diego Library's Digital Collections is a digital asset management system that is designed to hold curated research data for others to search and cite. It’s the ideal long-term home for data that accompanies a published paper, especially with growing funding agency requirements to make data public. Learn more about describing your data, obtaining permanent identifiers, selecting a repository, and depositing data, see the Library page on Research Data Curation

UC San Diego Library Chronopolis

Long-term archival storage of data (Free)

Chronopolis provides long-term archival storage of data, using active management processes and constant monitoring. It's been certified as a Trustworthy Digital Archive by a standards body that is widely recognized as a leading organization in the digital preservation field. Find out more about digital preservation on the Research Data Curation page.

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