UBC Research Storage Finder

Finding suitable storage for research data can be quite challenging. Amongst data classification, access need, and size requirements, researchers often find themselves lost through the list of available options. The UBC Research Storage Finder tool is designed to assist researchers in finding available solutions for research data collection, computing and storage. It includes solutions offered by UBC Information Technology (UBCIT),UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC), UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM), Population Data BC (PopDataBC), The BC Children Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), Michael Smith Health Research BC and The Digital Research Alliance of Canada (The Alliance).

Before using this tool

  • It is recommended to familiarize yourself with the UBC Information Security Standard U1 – Security Classification of UBC Electronic Information.
  • This tool does not cover solutions for data depositing and destruction. Please visit the UBC Library Research Management Data page for more information about this subject.
  • Solution options may vary depending on your project requirements and other solutions may be available outside those proposed by this tool. It is recommended that you consult with our Research Data Management expert before signing up for a specific solution.
  • It is recommended that you consult with an Information Security and Privacy expert when planning a research project that will process and store confidential, personal or identifiable information. 

Find a Storage Solution

Requirements from Security or Privacy regulations, or a data sharing agreement may impact the compatibility of storage options listed on this page. If your project is subject to such requirements, we recommend that you contact ARC to talk to a subject matter expert.
Will you be requiring High Performance Computing or large data processing capacities?


Will you require Data Collection Capacity?



Are you looking for a storage solution for backup files?



Will more than one user require access to the data?





Send us an email at arc.support@ubc.ca to schedule a consultation with one of our subject matter experts.

Reference Information 

To learn more about Information Security and Privacy for research, you may also consult: 

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