Data and Document Storage and Backup

Yale-NUS College provides faculty and staff with a number of options for the storing and backing-up data in accordance with the NUS data management policy, for more information on any of these options, please contract Yale-NUS IT at

Data and Document Storage and Backup Options

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based file and document storage that provides 1TB of storage for all faculty and staff. OneDrive will allow you to share your documents with any NUS faculty, staff, or student, and provides a host of online editing and collaboration tools for Microsoft Office documents.

OneDrive for Business can be used to back-up and synchronize files and folders on your laptop with your other mobile devices.

To begin using OneDrive for Business, go to

For more information, NUS IT has provided an eGuide and a list of FAQs for your reference.

If you would like someone to help with setting this up, please email

Network File and Document Storage

Yale-NUS IT provides shared file and document storage for departments and individuals through The NAS is secured, backed-up, encrypted (at rest and in transport), and complies with the NUS Data Management Policy. The NAS is only available within the NUS network or via VPN connection.

The NAS is suitable for storage for all classifications (including NUS Confidential/Sensitive) of data and is easily accessible on Windows and MacOS. Typically, departments and divisions use the NAS as the central storage of their files and document.

To get access to the Yale-NUS Network Attached Storage (NAS), please submit a request to Yale-NUS IT below.

Request NAS Access

Active Research Data

NUS IT has a number of options for the storage of Active Research Data, including workspace for computational clusters, iRODS, and Utility Storage Services. More information can be found here.

If none of these options will work for you, please email for an assessment of your needs and to advise on other possible solutions.


NUS Data Management Policy

National University of Singapore Data Management Policy

Guidelines on Use, Classification, and Protection of University Data