Research Data Backup

It’s the start of research season at Swarthmore and faculty and students will be working hard writing, collecting, and calculating all kinds of data.  How can you keep your research data safe?

Fortunately, ITS provides a variety of backup solutions depending on your specific needs.

Optimal Use Case
CrashPlan All your data fits on your office or lab computer.
Google Drive
and AODOcs
All your your data doesn’t fit on your computer or you want to archive rarely used data and remove it from your computer
Your data needs to be shared with collaborators
iRODS Large data sets or complex storage needs

Backing up and archiving research data is an important task.  Get in touch with your Academic Technologist if you have any questions.

You can find more information on the Research Data Storage and Backup help page.