Research Data Storage Options at Yale

There are a few options for centrally provided research data storage at Yale. Note that Storage @ Yale is the only storage solution listed here that is compliant with protected data (e.g. ePHI, HIPAA).

Storage @ Yale

Capacity: As requested. Cost: See below.
Can be mounted on the cluster.

Storage @ Yale (S@Y) is a central storage service provided by ITS. Data on S@Y is protected in multiple ways - local snapshots in the share, replication of data to secondary data center, and fully redundant hardware. S@Y shares are accessible by personal and lab machines across campus. There are three tier of storage to meet different usage needs. All prices are charged monthly for storage used at that time.

  • Standard (daily use): $10.78/TB/month
  • Archive (long term storage): $3.60/TB/month
  • Enhanced (higher performance): $33.87/TB/month

For most up to date pricing information, see the ITS Data Rates.

To request a share, press the “Request this Service” button in the right sidebar on the Storage@Yale website. If you would like to request a share that is mounted on the HPC clusters, fill out the Storage@Yale Request Form on the YCRC website . Note that S@Y shares can either be accessible on campus computers or the clusters, but not both.

S@Y is the only centrally provided storage solution listed here that is compliant with protected data (e.g. ePHI, HIPAA). However, the HIPAA compliant S@Y is only available on Windows shares and are not available on the clusters.

Google Drive via Eliapps

Capacity: Unlimited. Cost: Free. 5TB max file size.
Can be mounted on your local machine and transferred to via Globus (coming soon).

Google Drive is a cloud service for file storage, document editing and sharing. All members of the Yale community with an Eliapps (Google Apps for Education) account have unlimited (yes) storage at no cost in the associated Google Drive account. You can upload and access your data using the web portal and sync data with your local machines via the Google File Stream software.

To access, navigate to Google Drive and login with your yale.edu email address.

For sync with your local machine, install Google File Stream. Select the Download button on the left side under “Business” and authenticate with your yale.edu email address. You will see Google Drive mounted as an additional drive on your machine.

To share your data with others, see the Google Drive documentation.

Google Team Drive

Google Team Drives are Google Drive shared spaces where all files in a Team Drive belong to the team instead to any individual. Once you create a Team Drive, you can invite the members of your research groups and all files will stay accessible in the Team Drive even as lab members come and go. Google Team Drive is an opt-in feature at the moment, so email us at research.computing@yale.edu to have it activated on your account.

For more information about Eliapps, see the ITS website.

Box at Yale

Capacity: 50GB per user. Cost: Free. 15 GB max file size.

All members of the Yale community have access to a share at Box at Yale. Box is another cloud-based file sharing and storage service. You can upload and access your data using the web portal and sync data with your local machines via Box Sync.

To access, navigate to yale.box.com and login with your yale.edu account.

For sync with your local machine, install Box Sync and authenticate with your yale.edu account.

For more information about Box at Yale, see the ITS website.