UF Research Computing Offers Wider Availability of ResearchVault

UF faculty are encouraged to utilize ResearchVault (or ResVault), UF’s secure computing environment enabling collaboration and research on restricted and confidential data. ResVault provides a secure, pre-approved information system with the capacity for large-scale data storage and computation.

What Does ResVault Do?

Researchers can

  • Securely store restricted data;
    • electronic protected health information (ePHI) (HIPAA)
    • export-controlled data (ITAR/EAR)
    • student data (FERPA)
    • controlled unclassified information (CUI)
    • intellectual property data (IP)
  • Store and work with larger data sets than is possible on a regular workstation;
  • Perform work on stored data sets with familiar software tools running on virtual machines located in the UF data center;
  • Concurrently run more programs than on a regular workstation;
  • Display work results on a graphical interface that is securely transmitted to remote devices such as desktops, laptops, or iPads;
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers on the same data sets using different workstations.

Please see the UF Research Computing website for more information on ResearchVault, the list of Required Training courses needed for working with restricted data, and UF Research Computing Services.