Box

Cost: 

Free to UC users

Data protection levels: 

Local support: 

Local support limited to technical problems

Connection methods: 

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A cloud-hosted platform that allows researchers to store and share documents, photos, research materials and other files for collaboration. Box allows users to simultaneously edit Microsoft Office documents. Berkeley Box is available to all current faculty, staff and students, and comes with free, unlimited storage. Key features include: Unlimited storage Share outside UCB Some additional role capabilities Collaborative editing using Microsoft Office Online Limitations include: 15 GB maximum file size Some FTPS limitations for very large transfers

Best suited for: 

Gathering data, source materials, and documentation; parking data for later preparation, analysis Collaboration Large group file sharing Retaining group or departmental ownership of files Off-site protection copy

Not well suited for: 

Backup High-speed, large volume data transfer

Proposal text: 

Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration platform licensed and supported by UC Berkeley through the Internet2 net+ consortium. Data are encrypted in transit and at rest. Box features advanced collaboration capabilities, including fine-grained access and permission controls. Box provides free, unlimited storage to UC Berkeley researchers.

Research data lifecycle: