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Research Data Storage

Storage Location:


REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. It is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations. UMass Chan is a member of the REDCap Consortium ( REDCAP is used at UMass Chan for collection of data for research, quality and operations projects. Our REDCap implementation supports 2344 projects and 930 users.

UMass Chan Network Drives (R Drives):

UMass Chan can procure an encrypted network drive suitable for storing and internally sharing sensitive data. Please contact the Help Desk @ or (508) 856-8643 to obtain an R: Drive for your research study.

Cloud Storage:

UMass Chan IT will be making available Microsoft One Drive for use in storing identifiable research data.

Do not store research data in the following locations:

  • On your desktop or laptop
  • In Dropbox (or other non-approved cloud storage)
  • Unencrypted thumb drives
  • External hard drives