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UT Data Storage Services

Overview of UT Data Storage Services

All students, faculty, and staff members are afforded access to multiple cloud data storage services like UT Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive that they can make use of for storing their research data. These services are not all the same and differ in terms of their support for sensitive data storage, storage limits, and general ease of use. Researchers should consult the Local and Cloud Services Decision Matrix prior to selecting a data storage service for research data to ensure that they are in compliance with university policies and are using a service that is well equipped to support their data storage needs. Please consult this guide periodically and watch for emails from UT Information Technology Services regarding changes in terms of use for data storage services as cloud platforms will occasionally make changes that impact UT end users.

One relatively recent notable change to be aware of is that as of November 1, 2022 UT Google Drive accounts will have smaller data capacity limits and will no longer support use of shared drives. Google Drive capacity will be limited to 20GB for faculty and staff, 5GB for current students, and Google Drive for data storage will not be offered as an option for alumni without active UT student or employment status.

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