ResVault: UF’s Secure Computing Environment

ResearchVault (ResVault) is UF’s secure computing environment for scientists and collaborators to conduct research on restricted and confidential data.

The system is modeled on a bank vault where you receive the following:

  • An individual deposit box with secure storage for valuables
  • Privacy from other users and bank staff

A secure area within the vault to privately access your valuables

How does it work?

ResVault acts as a secure, pre-approved workstation with the capacity for large-scale data storage and computation.

Researchers can securely store and work with the following:

  • Electronic protected health information (ePHI) (HIPAA)
  • Export-controlled data (ITAR/EAR)
  • Student data (FERPA)
  • Controlled unclassified information (CUI)
  • Intellectual property data (IP)

ResVault lets you store and work with larger data sets than is possible on a regular workstation. The service also allows you to 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 on a graphical interface that is securely transmitted to remote devices, and collaborate with others on the same data sets using different workstations.

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