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Research Data Storage

Feinberg IT offers FSMResFiles, a centralized data storage platform exclusively for research use. Designed to handle research data, FSMResFiles offers protection measures that align with standards similar to HIPAA compliance.

Features and Benefits

  • Storage Capacity: Ample storage is provided to ensure that the research data is securely kept, accommodating a wide range of needs.
  • Data Security: Encryption ensures alignment with legal and contractual data storage requirements.
  • Authentication and Access Control: FSM IT handles access control upon request, ensuring that data is accessible only by authorized personnel with proper credentials.
  • Disaster Recovery: Data replication ensures protection against unforeseen circumstances that might threaten research data.
  • Data Restoration: Regular data snapshots offer the ability to restore previous versions, with FSM IT available to assist in data restoration needs.
  • Accessibility: It provides secure access via Virtual Private Network (VPN) with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) when off-campus and is readily accessible on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • Compliance and Reporting: Auditing capabilities provide detailed reporting on data activities as needed.
  • No Offsite Storage: Data is securely maintained within NU's secured data centers, ensuring protection without the use of removable media or third-party offsite locations.


FSM faculty and staff can access the data storage at no cost, provided that the indirect (F&A) costs associated with the research or grant are held within FSM.

How to Request Service

Please contact for more details about FSMResFiles and how to meet your research needs.


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