Data Storage

For researchers there are a number of options related to data storage:

  • UPEI Google Drive
    • Generally research data should not be stored in a Google Drive or similar commercial services such as DropBox, given the potential issues with privacy and secure data storage.
  • UPEI hosted WorkSpaces (Pydio)
    • This is the preferred approach to storing research data at UPEI.
  • UPEI hosted Published and Archived Data (
    • Built on the Islandora digital repository framework, the service provides researchers with a place to securely publish or archive their research datasets.
  • ITSS
  • Secure Island Data Repository (SIDR)
    • SIDR provides secure data storage for sensitive data. There are 3 levels of security in SIDR:
      • Secure: Low-risk, active data that is continuously updated
      • UltraSecure: Medium-risk data with very limited access
      • Vault: High-risk, sensitive data; a place for a master copy of highly sensitive data
    • To request access to SIDR contact Kim Mears at or 902-566-0453.