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Collaboration and Storage

NDSU employees and students have a number of options for creating, storing and sharing files and other data related to their work at the university.

For employees, NDSU’s central file services system is the best option for securely storing and backing up sensitive data.

The Information Technology Division can provide guidance in selecting the best option for the specific data being stored. We recognize that departments have diverse storage needs, and we know the decision-making process may require ongoing discussion between our staff and the employees who are storing data.Guidelines for storing sensitive data are accessible on the IT Security website.

If you have questions about the data you are storing or about FERPA, HIPAA or export control restrictions, contact NDSU's chief IT security officer at ndsu.itso@ndsu.edu.

Central File Services (S:, U: and X: Drives)

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NDSU's Central File Services includes data storage, backup and sharing for departments and individuals. File Services are commonly referred to as Windows File Services or the S:, U:, and X: drives: 

  • S: drive for departmental shared folders and files
  • U: drive for individual user storage
  • X: drive for cross-department shared folders and files 

Suitable for data protected by FERPA and HIPAA, and suitable for IRB data and Intellectual Property.

If you are storing data that may be impacted by export control restrictions, please contact NDSU's chief IT security officer at 231-5870 or ndsu.itso@ndsu.edu.

NDSU File Services information

Connect to NDSU File Services on and off campus

File Services FAQ

Storage Quotas and Requests to Increase Storage Space

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Google Drive (Google Apps for Education)

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Google Apps at NDSU provides access to Google Sites and Google Drive. 

Google Drive provides 30 GB of space and can be used to create, share and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It can also be used for collaborative content authoring in real time. 

Suitable for data protected by FERPA.

Not suitable for data protected by HIPAA or for content impacted by export control restrictions.

Google Apps at NDSU information

Set up your NDSU Google Apps account

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OneDrive for Business (Microsoft Office 365)

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Store, organize and share documents and other files in Microsoft's OneDrive for Business with 25 GB storage space. You have the option to give others permission to review and edit content. You can also synchronize files and folders with your computer or mobile device to access content offline.

Not yet approved by NDSU's General Counsel for storing data protected under FERPA or HIPAA or for data impacted by export control restrictions.

Log in to Office 365

Microsoft's support page for OneDrive for Business

 

 

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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:30:59 AM