While determining what data to move out of Google Drive, which data to delete, and where to store data outside of Google Drive, if you need assistance determining appropriate data storage solutions, please contact your Division’s IT administrator and the Associate VP for Research and Innovation.
Best Practices for Storing, Archiving, and Preserving Data
Research data and related files require reliable and trustworthy storage at all phases of the research process. Best practices include documenting the information below in a Data Management Plan or as part of project protocols.
For a more detailed guide to storage and archiving best practices, see the following PDFs: Storage, Archiving, and Preservation Preparation and Choosing File Formats provided by the Smithsonian Institute.
At a minimum, ensure you can document:
Google Drive Storage Quota's
Miami University has the following storage quotas for Google Drive storage. This guide contains helpful tips on data management and retention including funder standards and other information about how you can manage your storage.and what to do when you need more..
Please note that if you are using more than the allotted storage for your primary role, you will need to delete unnecessary documents and photos from your Miami Google Drive before the end of the Spring 2024 semester.
If you are still using more than your quota after this time, you will no longer be able to edit files or add files to your Drive. You will retain the ability to view your files and will still be able to move files out of Drive.