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.

Key features include:

  • 50GB storage cap for individuals
  • 500GB storage cap for Special Purpose Accounts¬†(SPAs)
  • 15 GB maximum file size
  • Share outside UCB
  • Some additional role capabilities
  • Collaborative editing using Microsoft Office Online
  • 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.

Research data lifecycle: