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Storage Solutions for Research Data

Find the Storage Solution That's Right For You

Refer to this Research Storage and Computing Matrix for a list of the most up-to-date storage options available.

Data Storage & Collaboration


OneDrive is available for free to all active faculty, staff and students. More information and support articles can be found here.

Dropbox for Business

Dropbox for Business is a file hosting service that connects files, devices and teams. With Dropbox for Business, you can store, sync and share various file types with both external organizations, and teams at OU. File syncing and concurrent editing make collaboration and document sharing a breeze. If you are interested in creating a Dropbox for Business group for your department, or if you wish to add a user to your OU Dropbox for Business group, please visit our Service Catalog.

Network File Storage

Shared Services File Storage service offers a secure, state-of-the-art clustered storage system for your team’s or department’s unstructured data and files (e.g. MS Office files, video, images, PDFs, archives, etc.), similar to typical Windows or Linux file shares. This service features a robust file-system utilizing high-speed networking for faster access and enables your team or department to store and access files from on or off campus (with VPN) using Windows, Mac OSX, or Unix/Linux operating systems.  By integrating seamlessly with your operating system, File Storage lets you view files in mapped folders that behave exactly like typical folders on your desktop. More information, pricing and ordering information can be found in the IT Service Catalog > File Storage.

Data Archiving


The Petastore is a cost-effective data archival service that allows researchers to archive large sets of data. More information about this service can be found here.