Research Data Storage Options

Below are a few options for storing your research data.

Google Drive via Eliapps

Capacity: Unlimited. Cost: Free. 5TB max file size.
No sensitive data (e.g. ePHI, HIPAA)
Can be mounted on your local machine and transferred to via Globus Google Drive Connector.

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, unlimited) storage at no cost in the associated Google Drive account. Moreover, Eliapps users can request Team Drives, which are Google Drive shared spaces where all files in a Team Drive belong to the team instead to any individual. For more information on Google Drive through Eliapps, see our Google Drive Documentation for more information.

Storage @ Yale

Capacity: As requested. Cost: See below.
No sensitive data (e.g. ePHI, HIPAA) for cluster mounts
Can be mounted on the cluster or computers on campus.

Storage @ Yale (S@Y) is a central storage service provided by ITS. S@Y shares can either be accessible on campus computers or the clusters, but not both. 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. If you elect to use archive tier storage, be cognisant of its performance characteristics.

Box at Yale

Capacity: 50GB per user. Cost: Free. 15 GB max file size.
Sensitive data (e.g. ePHI, HIPAA) only in Secure Box
Can be mounted on your local machine and transferred with rclone

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.