There are a few options researchers can take advantage of when storing their research data.
Please review the different data classifications that are outlined by the Information Security Classification Standard Policy. There are 4 levels of data classification which are summarized in the table below.
When selecting a storage option, you must use one that meets or exceeds the rated security classification.
OneDrive for Business
OneDrive for Business is a storage solution provided by Microsoft and is available by request to all faculty and staff.
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You may use OneDrive for Business to store your personal and work related files. Files stored within OneDrive are by default private only to you but has the option to allow sharing and collaboration with others. OneDrive for Business cannot be used as a department or project share space.
OneDrive requires Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled on your University of Calgary IT account.
To request for OneDrive for Business:
- Submit your request on ServiceNow using the OneDrive for Business request form (https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it?id=sc_cat_item&sys_id=522b68ebdb83e700897e4b8b0b961997)
- The IT Support Centre will contact you
- Set a time with IT Support Centre to turn on MFA
- Turn on MFA
- Turn on OneDrive for Business
Support for OneDrive for Business
If you have questions, please contact the IT Support Centre.
- Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Sat, Sun & holidays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
- Live Chat: ucalgary.ca/it
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 403.220.5555
- In person: 773 Math Science
For more information on OneDrive for Business:
- Operating Level of Agreement KB0032404 (https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it?id=kb_article&sys_id=7f57bddcdb56a3047cab5068dc9619b6)
- OneDrive for Business Getting Started KB0032351 (https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it?id=kb_article&sys_id=60994170db2da7487cab5068dc961900)
Secure Compute Data Storage
Use the Secure Computing service called SCDS which now has a feature called ShareFile which allows collaboration and sending information in a secure fashion. Service has to be requested through UCIT Service Now. https://ucalgary.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0030163
Personal storage options
- WestGrid ownCloud:
- Information: https://www.westgrid.ca/resources_services/data_storage/cloud_storage
- Youtube video introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=szPNNySx_Hk&feature=emb_logo
- Access portal: https://owncloud.westgrid.ca/
- Compute Canada NextCloud: