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Research Data Archives

BC has an archive system for research data.   The archive allows you to use a  secure copy client such as Cyberduck to transfer files the archive.   We are currently using Google Nearline for the archive.  This is a manual system and requires you to copy files to and from the archive yourself.  For automatic backup of your BC owned Windows or Mac desktop or laptop computer, BC uses CrashPlan (Contact your TC for more infomation about CrashPlan.)

Getting an Account

The data archive is available to all faculty research groups at  Boston College.  It is for research data.  Faculty members may request an account by sending email to  Faculty members may ask that accounts be created for students or other members in their research group.  Research Services can talk to you about your needs and set up the account accordingly.  For example, if  you have archive data that you want all members of your research group to be able to access.

Using the Data Archive

Research Services will send you instructions on how to use the archive when an account is created for you.

Policies/Proper Use Guidelines

Users of the Data Archive are expected abide by the Archive Policies which include Boston College's Computing Policies and Guidelines