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Data Storage at Purdue

This guide details the variety of data storage options available to faculty and graduate students at Purdue University..

Subject Guide

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Prof. Margaret Phillips
3053C WALC

Subject Guide

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Jason Reed
Library of Engineering and Science
Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), 3053D
Subjects: Medicine & Health

Departmental Servers

Departmental servers generally provide storage, file, print and occasional email services for departments on campus. They are funded and maintained by each department separately and therefore may have very different specifications, support and allotments. Find out more by asking the department IT staff for more information. 

Departmental Server Facets

Platform Local servers
Primary Use Project work space; Group oriented.
Who Owns the Data You/Purdue.
Commercial Entity No
Design Target (its goals) Local storage.
Price The costs of purchase, maintenance, update and security done locally
Available storage Depends upon departmental resources.
Privacy No expectation of privacy.
Accessible from HPC systems Generally can use FTP, Globus, SCP, or other service to access HPC systems. Depends upon departmental resources.
Back-ups Check with administration.
Data retention Depends upon departmental resources.
Shared account/support for collaboration Depends upon departmental resources.
Permissions Depends upon departmental resources.
Access after you leave Purdue Lose access.
Data management plan None.
Publication of datasets No
Assigns DOIs No
Preserve datasets Generally none.
Trusted repository No
Metadata No
Dataset preview and edit from the platform No
Data security Depends upon departmental resources. Generally, campus firewall and Purdue authentication.
Treatment of sensitive data Depends upon departmental resources.