Now we are “live” in terms of SU´'s research data storage. For your information, the following has happened recently:

There is now a simpler and clearer link to log in to the storage:

In the future, there will be more login options as more universities' logins are switched on.

Note that you as an SU affiliate must log in with the "Stockholm University" login even if you have your own EduID.

EduID is for giving non-SU affiliates access to shared folders.

If you log in yourself with EduID or other universities' login, you will not see the folders that you see via your own SU login unless you have actively distributed access to yourself for your other login identity. See manual.


When you have logged in correctly, you will reach your 200Gb storage space which is now called "user data" and has been added to your home directory.

If you log in for the first time, it takes about 5 minutes before you are allocated your storage space.

If you have already saved data in other folders, move it to "user data". It is your own personal "bucket", as it is called in IT language.


The structure will in future be the following:

  • 200Gb of own space is in the folder "user data". This space is only for researchers and doctoral students. (For others, who only ordered extra storage space, this folder can be seen for a short time but will then be locked, so do not put data there if you are not a researcher or doctoral student and are not entitled to the personal 200Gb folder.)
  • Ordered extra storage space is in a folder that for researchers should have a name structure similar to this example: 2017-2019_RibonucleotideReductase_D431_VR2016-01920
  • In the order form, you will receive support for how to describe your extra storage space. Administrative staff may name their extra storage space at their own discretion. A descriptive folder name is recommended.
  • The folders have three subfolders by default. Work Material, Thinnable and Preserved. This is to both provide support for you in your work and also to help you and curators when it's time for publication and thinning in the final phase of the research project.

You can choose to use this structure or not. It is completely voluntary.

Work material is short-lived material that is judged to be able to be deleted after the end of the research period. Notes, drafts, intermediate storage of work materials and more. Simply daily material at work.

Thinnable is material where curators, after completion of the research, can provide support for what should / should be preserved or thinned.

Preserved is the material that is considered important to preserve.


There have been a lot of questions about back-up.

This storage solution has two built-in functions to protect data, which should not be confused with a "real" back-up:

  • The servers have a technical redundancy. This means that they store all data in a way so that if a technical error occurs in any hard drive, no data is lost.
  • There is a version manager, like Google drive, dropbox etc. where the user can step back to previous versions within a certain time. (see manual)

Each researcher / research group needs to investigate their own back-up needs for all or parts of their data themselves, or with the support of the IT section.

Some simpler "standard packages" will be offered in the near future. Keep an eye on the employee web where this will be presented.åd-stöd/forskning/forskningsdata/lagringsyta-för-forskningsdata