A ‘share’ is an allocation of Research Storage. There are two kinds of shares: individual shares are available to all NC State faculty members for free, in 2TB allotments, for the entirety of the faculty members’ employment.
Project shares are Research Storage allocations that are associated with active projects in NC State’s Research Enterprise Data (RED) system.
Anyone listed as an investigator on a project that is active in NC State’s RED system may set up a share for that project and manage the share after it has been created.
A project is considered ‘active’ if the state is active according to RED, the start date has been passed, and the end date has not.
To see if you have any active projects eligible for a project share:
You will be taken to the Research Storage Manager page and will see a section of the page with information about your new share.
The section contains a few orange hourglass icons. This indicates the share is being configured on the storage system. After appoximately 1 minute, the orange hourglass icons should turn into green checkmarks, indicating the share is ready to be used.
See the User Access page for instructions.
See the Access Research Storage page for more information.
Nothing. You will still be able to access the project share. Access won’t be altered.
Use your Individual Share. All faculty are eligible to have their own individual share. Individual shares function in the same way as project shares.
Project share allocations may be increased up to 30TBs at no additional cost, but we do request that you refrain from requesting additional space until it is necessary to do so. To request an increase to an existing share, please contact email@example.com.
Using the web-based data management tool, Globus. Globus enables NC State researchers to easily exchange large datasets with collaborators from other institutions, and may be accessed using a variety of authentication methods. Documentation on using Globus to access Research Storage is available; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions or email@example.com to troubleshoot Globus.