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UWP network storage

Use this whenever possible. You can access the storage from everywhere throug a secure (VPN) connection. Your data is backed up and can be easily restored. You can use the network storage for collaboration with other staff and students of the UG.
More information on the UWP network storage.

RDM in your funding proposal for NWO

There are several ways to make a DMP according to the NWO requirements. Please keep in mind that the NWO DMP should of course be in line with the policies of your Faculty or Institute.

  1. Use the template (in Word) provided by NWO. Please note that the Help provided is very general and not aimed at the UG or your institute. Check out this webpage for more information and the template.
  2. Use DMP online to make a plan according to the template. Please note that the Help provided is very general and not aimed at the UG or your institute. Please register with DMP Online first and select NWO as a funder
  3. Use the RDMP webtool. A NWO template is available in the webtool, including specific help on the available tools and resources within the UG
  4. For some Research Institutes a 'tailor made' template or example of a DMP is available:

For ENTEG: contact Karen Voskamp

For FEB: contact Rina Koning

For GELIFES: contact Joke Bakker

UMCG researchers, please contact UMCG Research Data Services for support

RDM in your funding proposal for ZonMW

There are several ways to make a DMP according to the ZonMW requirements. Please keep in mind that this DMP should of course be in line with the policies of your Faculty or Institute. Especially with human subject related research, data protection measures and 'FAIR principles' easily collide.

  1. Use the template (in Word) provided by ZonMW. Please note that the Help provided is very general and not aimed at the UG or your institute. Take a look at the ZonMW page on Data Management for more information.
  2. Use DMP online to make a plan according to the template. Please register with DMP Online first, then select ZonMW as Funder.
  3. For some Research Institutes a 'tailor made' template or example of a DMP is available:

For FEB: contact Rina Koning

For GELIFES: contact Joke Bakker

UMCG researchers, please contact UMCG Research Data Services for support.

Share & transport data

The University of Groningen offers several secure ways to share and transport data through its own infrastructure or that of trusted partners.

Unishare

By introducing Unishare the University of Groningen is meeting a demand for secure sharing of sensitive information with colleagues both in- and outside of the RUG. These files will be stored on the servers of the University of Groningen, and a signed certificate is used to ensure both privacy and safety. Via a webbrowser your files will be available any place, any time, and you will be able to authorize others to access these files with guest accounts
Unishare offers 250 GB of storage at the RUG, 100 GB for guests.

Consult the Unishare manual for details about the use of Unishare. You can also send this manual to your guests.

SURFdrive

Store, synchronise and share your documents easily with SURFdrive. SURFdrive is a personal cloud service for the Dutch education and research. Your documents are kept safe and sound in the SURF community cloud.
Each user is provided with 500 GB of storage space. Offline sync allows you to access your files from anywhere at any time. It is also possible to give guest users access to files. The data is sent encrypted over the networks. Surfdrive is not being managed by the RUG, so it is not suitable when using personal data that falls under the responsibility of the RUG.

SURFfilesender

With SURFfilesender you can safely share large files (up to 1 TB). The uploaded files are stored in the Netherlands for a maximum of 21 days. Although SURFfilesender is safe as it is, users are able to opt for extra security in the form of encryption. Files up to 2 GB can be sent using encryption by sending the recipient a "key" via a second channel: telephone or SMS, for example. The recipient then enters this key, which allows him/her to download the file. In this way the user can determine who is allowed access to valuable research data or confidential files.

Google shared drive (team drive)

When you use Google Drive this is considered as safe as using your Google mail, as long as you use your UG account.

A good option for controlled sharing is to use Google Team Drive, especially for collaborations outside the UG, because a team drive allows you to assign roles and rights to other users of the drive, including restrictions on downloading and printing. Google drive is not being managed by the RUG, so it is not suitable when using personal data that falls under the responsibility of the RUG.

Virtual Research Workspace (VRW)

The Virtual Research Workspace (VRW) consists of a virtualized desktop environment where researchers can conduct data analyses jointly and securely. In this workspace, partnerships are possible with researchers from within the organization itself or from other institutions worldwide. This environment can also be applied when restrictive requirements are imposed on datasets security, or when additional privacy measures are required.

Website hosting

University of Groningen organizations and staff who want to publish or share information on the internet should in principle do this via the University website and its faculty and service portals. However, for more custom web applications for research purposes a web and domain hosting service is available to organizational units of the University of Groningen and legal entities that can in all reasonableness be considered to belong to the University. The service offers space for a web site or web application, including domain registration, at the price of €50 per website per year (web design not included). Ask the CIT about the terms and conditions or register.


Last modified:14 January 2022 09.54 a.m.