Free to UC users

Data protection levels: 

Local support: 

Yes, local support available for questions and technical problems

Connection methods: 

Google Drive

bDrive is a collaborative authoring platform where you can store files and collaborate with collaborators. It is an enterprise version of Google Drive, which means that it is used under an agreement approved by UC Regents. UC does not accept the vendor's requirement that we waive their liability, making bDrive more secure that your personal Google Drive. bDrive is available to all current faculty, staff and students, and comes with free, unlimited storage.

Key features:

  • Unlimited storage in near term, storage caps will be put in place on new accounts in near future
  • Share outside UCB
  • File size maximum of 5TB
  • File restoration
  • Transfer large amounts of data using third-party applications rclone and rclone Browser

Collaboration features:

  • Best for shared authoring
  • Tracked changes ("Suggested edits")
  • Versioning
  • Google formats: docs, sheets, slides, and forms

Best suited for: 

Gathering data, source materials, and documentation; Parking data for later preparation, analysis; Collaboration; File-sharing with a limited number of collaborators; Off-site protection copy, especially for very large amounts of data

Not well suited for: 


Research data lifecycle: