Research Data Storage is intended for current research data that is frequently accessed but does not require high transactional (compute) capacity. Appropriate data files include datasets, lab workbook data, research group papers, and other research data that do not contain private healthcare information. 

This solution is not recommended for: 

  • data that requires high-compute (transactional) capacity
  • data that meets private highly-restricted data classification criteria (including PHI and HIPAA)
  • infrequently accessed or archival data 


  • Allows for many types of standard drive mappings (e.g., Net Use/Net Map/Mount)
  • Data is replicated to another physical site and has snapshots
  • Stores frequently accessed research data, including datasets and lab notebooks