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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..

OneDrive/Office 365

Office 365, including OneDrive is available for free on an individual basis to students, faculty and staff of eligible universities for installation of Office Pro Plus on their personally-owned machines. Remember, any digital service outside Purdue that includes such features as email and cloud storage should not be used to transmit or store sensitive or restricted University data. Find out more at

OneDrive/Office 365 Facets

Platform Microsoft Cloud storage
Primary Use Storage; Individually oriented.
Who Owns the Data Unclear.
Commercial Entity Yes
Design Target (its goals)  
Price Available to students with tuition.
Available storage 1 TB
Privacy Do NOT use for sensitive data.
Accessible from HPC systems No
Back-ups Data is stored on the cloud. Details are unclear. 
Data retention Unclear.
Shared account/support for collaboration Individual files can be shared with collaborators.
Permissions No permissions flexibility.
Access after you leave Purdue Lose access.
Data management plan None.
Publication of datasets No
Assigns DOIs No
Preserve datasets Data is stored on the cloud. Specific details are unclear.
Trusted repository No
Metadata No
Dataset preview and edit from the platform No
Data security Secured through Purdue authentication. Campus firewall.
Treatment of sensitive data Not allowed.