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Research Collaborative Storage Glossary

A

Approved for PI multi-institution

Many products in use at the University are cloud based or involve use of a cloud service in some way. Provided they have gone through assessment and / or have been approved by the software team, it is acceptable for them to be used. 

Approved for PI Warwick

There are circumstances where none of the preferred offerings are suitable. 

F

Files.Warwick

Files.Warwick is not in active development and is not as feature-rich as other collaborative storage options. It should not be a preferred solution for new collaborative research storage.

N

Non-approved cloud

Non-approved cloud services must be approved for use through the Procurement and 3rd Party Supplier Assessments (warwick.ac.uk) process.

S

StorageNow for PI multi-institution

Those from other institutions undertaking research in this project will need to have IT Services accounts to access storage. For small (<200GB) projects.

U

USB

The University has withdrawn the use of USB data storage devices except for certain academic research environments – subject to the ICO requirements. Read more here Working Securely: USB controls rollout 2021 (warwick.ac.uk) 

Exceptions process is here: Request for an exception to a standard service or policy - Service Portal (service-now.com)