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Research Data Storage Options

ITS currently offers the following storage services in support of research:

 

Research Data Storage Service (RDSS)

Large Scale Storage (LSS)

R:Drive

About

First 5TB of storage is available for free to researchers with faculty appointments and their labs. Additional 1TB increments upon request for a fee.

Storage located on high performance computing systems; Can also be used as offsite backup capacity for systems that can use ssh-based backups outside of the HPC environment

Low cost option ideal for large data sets or long-term storage in the Carver College of Medicine

Use

Desktop File Sharing

HPC & Desktop File Sharing

Desktop File Sharing

Available on HPC Systems

No

Yes

No

Backups

Yes

Optional

Yes

Snapshots

Daily

HPC: Hourly, Daily, Monthly
Non-HPC: Daily

Daily

Snapshot/Backup Retention

30 days

30-90 days

90 days

Access Methods

NFS, CIFS, sftp

HPC: NFS, CIFS, GridFTP, scp/sftp
Non-HPC: Command Line

smb 

Approved Data Classification Levels

I, II, III, Export-Controlled

I & II **

I, II, III, HIPAA

Max Storage Capacity

10TB

370TB

10TB

Fees

First 5TB free; $270/TB/Year for additional storage

$80/TB/Year (includes backups); $40/TB/Year (no backups)

$270/TB/year (can be purchased in smaller increments)

Recommended For

Researchers who need to store less than 5TB of data or need audited storage for sensitive data

Researchers who need to use HPC systems to analyze their data, need to store a large amount of data, or have unique storage needs that require some customization

Researchers in the Carver College of Medicine who need to store a large amount of data or need HIPAA-Compliant storage

Request

RDSS Request Form

Research-Storage@iowa.uiowa.edu

Enterprise Service Center

** The Research Services team is deploying a pilot for the LSS service that allows users to store Level III and Export-Controlled data in addition to Level I and Level II data. If you are interested in becoming a pilot user, please contact Research-Storage@iowa.uiowa.edu.

Recommended Language for Grants

RDSS:

Data will be stored on managed University of Iowa, Information Technology Services systems. This is a secure space that includes daily backups. Space required for this project is approximately XX Terabytes. The cost of up to 5TB is free, however, should we need more space, the cost of additional TB is $270/TB/Year.  We request XX TB = $XXX/year to support the storage needs of the project.

LSS:

Data will be stored on managed University of Iowa, Information Technology Services systems.  Space required for this project is approximately XX Terabytes.  The cost of 1TB is $40/TB/Year without backups and $80/TB/Year with backups.  We will/will not require backups of our data.  We request XX TB = $XXX/year to support the storage needs of the project.

R:Drive:

Data will be stored on managed University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine IT systems. This is a secure space that includes daily backups. Space required for this project is approximately XX Terabytes. The cost of 1TB is $270/TB/Year.  We request XX TB = $XXX/year to support the storage needs of the project.

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