Data Storage for Research
Tufts University provides researchers with a variety of services for storing and managing their data. For help choosing between them, please contact the Research Technology team to set up a consultation.
Discover Research Data Storage Tools & Services
Store, access, and share content securely at Tufts and beyond. (Similar to: Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive)
Research Storage: R-Drives
Networked data storage (R: drive) space starting at 50 GB to up to several terabytes (TB) is available to faculty researchers based on their identified research-specific computational and data acquisition needs.
Cluster Storage (accessible only from the HPC cluster)
Cluster computing is the result of connecting many local computers (nodes) together via a high speed connection to provide a single shared resource. Its distributed processing system allows complex computations to run in parallel as the tasks are shared among the individual processors and memory. Applications that are capable of utilizing cluster systems break down the large computational tasks into smaller components that can run in serial or parallel across the cluster systems, enabling a dramatic improvement in the time required to process large problems and complex tasks.
Archival Storage for Research Data
Digital Collections and Archives works with students, faculty, alumni, and the public to support teaching, research, and access to Tufts' physical and digital archival resources.
Tufts Digital Library is a place to explore and discover Tufts' research, teaching, and unique collections online. Available collections include faculty and student scholarship, archival, manuscript, and photograph collections, oral histories, student and university publications, and more.