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Athena Desktop PC/ Laptop – local drive

Athena Desktop PC/ Laptop is any workplace that is managed by ICTS.

Availability

Depends on the device

Sharing and collaboration

Not applicable, this is a device for personal use.

Backups

No

Cost

Depends on the device

Max. storage size

Depends on the device

Stored at

On the local drive of the workplace

Security

Low

Versioning

N/A

DataverseNL

DataverseNL is an institutional interdisciplinary data repository to publish research data. DataverseNL is a shared service provided by participating institutes and DANS (KNAW). The University Library manages DataverseNL for Maastricht University. DataverseNL uses the Dataverse software developed by Harvard University, which is used worldwide. The faculty data steward or the departmental data curator support researchers in curating and publishing datasets.

Certification

No, due to its multi institutional governance structure, certification is not feasible. Funders and publishers acknowledge DataverseNL a trusted repository.

Preservation period

At least 10 years after deposit of the dataset

Metadata standards

Dublin Core; DDI; DataCite; DDI HTML Codebook; JSON; OAI_ORE; OpenAIRE; Schema.org JSON-LD

Cost

no additional costs

Large data files

maximum of 9 GB per upload, a dataset can contain multiple uploads

Storage location

Netherlands

Persistent Identifier

DOI

Restricted Access

Yes

License flexibility

Yes

Repository host

DANS (KNAW)

Homedrive Employee (i-drive)

Every employee has a network drive (homedrive) for personal data

Availability

High; Daily backups, stored in two datacenters

Sharing and collaboration

Private drive. Sharing and collaboration is not possible.

Backups

Users can restore data by themselves up to 6 months

Cost

Free for employees of Maastricht University

Max. storage size

10GB

Stored at

Datacenter Maastricht University

Security

High

Versioning

N/A

Maastricht Data Repository – Datahub

DataHub is a self-service FAIR data station. DataHub provides data management services for studies in Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University. DataHub is a data broker enabling the reuse of data by researchers in the university, the hospital and beyond. Datahub has a deposit workflow that meets all characteristics for reliable data management and secure data storage.

General information: https://portal.datahubmaastricht.nl/

Access to the repository: https://mdr.datahubmaastricht.nl/ (VPN connection required)   

(Access to your data depending on the stage of ingested.)

Certification

No, but meets certification criteria

Preservation period

Minimum of 10 years for regular research and 15 years for medical scientific research. Potentially unlimited.

Storage location

Geo-replicated. ICTS department of Maastricht University, MIT of the MUMC+ or SURFsara in Amsterdam (depending on chosen storage option)

Metadata standards

Dublin Core currently, custom metadata templates using DataCite.

Cost

Up to 100GB of data no additional costs. For larger volumes see our info page

Large data files

Yes, unlimited upload file size. Download file size (single) using the portal is limited to 1GB. For downloading larger file sizes or multiple files at once, WebDAV or Cyberduck is recommended.

Persistent Identifier

Handle

Restricted Access

SURF Research Access Management (SRAM)

License flexibility

No licensing agreement yet

Repository host

Maastricht University/MUMC+

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is part of Office 365 and offers an integrated collaboration environment. Store and share files within your team, edit documents with multiple people on the same time, chat with your colleagues and make use of extra tools like Lists or Planner.

Availability

Microsoft cloud service.

Sharing and collaboration

Access by desktop application or web based within and outside Maastricht University, sharing and working together is possible with Maastricht University colleagues and also guests

Backups

A cloud-based backup solution is in place. The data will be available to restore for 1 year.

or contact your information manager

Cost

free for employees of Maastricht University

Max. storage size

15GB by default, expandable to 1TB

Stored at

Within Europe

Security

High

Versioning

available

Network drive for Employees only

Storage for sharing internal documents on the network drive

Characteristics: Organisation J:\ – Projects L:\ – apps K:\ – network drives

Availability

High; Daily backups, stored in two datacenters.

Sharing and collaboration

Only internal sharing

Backups

Users can restore data by themselves up to 6 months.

Get started: contact ICTS or the information manager of your faculty

Cost

current cost available in PDC

Max. storage size

Depends on quota of your department or faculty

Stored at

Datacenter Maastricht University

Security

High

Versioning

N/A

Network drive for Employees and Students

Storage for sharing internal documents on the network drive

Characteristics: Education N:\ – Research P:\ – network drives

Availability

High; Daily backups, stored in two datacenters.

Sharing and collaboration

Only internal sharing

Backups

Users can restore data by themselves up to 6 months.

Get started: contact ICTS or the information manager of your faculty

Cost

current cost available in PDC

Max. storage size

Depends on quota of your department or faculty

Stored at

Datacenter Maastricht University

Security

High

Versioning

N/A

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 and is used for storing and sharing personal business files. You are the only one with access to these files, but access can be granted to colleagues or external people.

Availability

Microsoft cloud service.

Sharing and collaboration

Web based access within and outside Maastricht University, sharing and working together is possible with Maastricht University colleagues and also guests.

Backups

A cloud-based backup solution is in place. The data will be available to restore for 1 year.

or contact your information manager

Cost

free for employees of Maastricht University

Max. storage size

256GB

Stored at

Within Europe

Security

High

Versioning

available

SURFdrive

SURFdrive is a personal cloud storage service for the Dutch education and research community, offering staff, researchers and students an easy way to store, synchronise and share files in the secure and reliable SURF community cloud.

Availability

High

Sharing and collaboration

Internal and External sharing

Backups

Previous version, till 14 days – Deleted files 30 days.

Access for non UM users via Information Manager. More information: https://www.surfdrive.nl

Cost

licensed by UM

Max. storage size

500GB

Stored at

Within the Netherland

Security

High Online – Offline depends on local device and settings

Versioning

available

VRE

The University Library offers the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) powered by Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. The VRE facilitates among others the production of joint research papers. Multiple collaborators from different institutions and locations can edit shared documents within a VRE.

Characteristics: Research project collaboration; collaborate with external users, share, and simultaneously edit documents.

Availability

Dependent upon local university servers and Microsoft SharePoint availability

Sharing and collaboration

Yes

Backups

yes, local university servers are backed up daily

Cost

350 euros per year, indexed annually

Max. storage size

Site collection backup and restore is only supported for a maximum site collection size of 100 GB, which is the site limit maintained by the UM. There is an upload limit of 15GB.

Stored at

local Maastricht University servers

Security

medium

Versioning

yes, versioning is available for collaborative documents

Unmanaged PC/ Laptop – local drive

An unmanaged PC/Laptop is any device that is not managed by ICTS. This includes private laptops or tablets, and devices that are managed by other faculties/ service centers

Availability

Depends on the device

Sharing and collaboration

Not applicable, this is a device for personal use.

Backups

No

vendor support or local support from your department or faculty

For more information please contact your Information Manager

Support N/A

Cost

N/A

Max. storage size

depending on the device

Stored at

On the local drive of the workplace

Security

Low

Versioning

N/A

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