A key aspect of a data management plan is a storage strategy for active data and archival data. Data is easily lost, digital files are fragile, and formats and storage media become obsolete.
"Active" or "working" data refers to your data as you collect and access it during the course of a project. Your datasets may be expanding as you collect new data, and you may need to access data regularly for processing and analysis. An important component of data management planning is deciding where and how you will store your active data so that it is readily accessible to you but also secure. When making this decision, consider these issues:
The University of Chicago provides faculty, students, and staff with storage on Box, a cloud-based storage option that allows for file sharing and collaborative editing. FAQs and information about how to use Box and its features are available on the UChicago IT Services website.
The service provides unlimited storage space to users, with the size of individual files limited to 15GB.