Data Transfer


For sharing files EUR provides SURFfilesender (external link). You can access service using ERNA account. Upon the first visit, you need to activate your account.

With SURFfilesender, you can send large files, such as research data. SURFfilesender is also suitable for smaller files, such as reports. The files are stored in the Netherlands. Encryption provides added security (files up to 2 GB can be sent using encryption). More information including manuals can be found on EURpage (EUR web).

Other Data Transfer Options

SurfDrive and Dropbox for Education also enable transferring the files via a shareable link. In case of extra protection, you can add a password and/or limit validity of link.

Note on using a personal account for various transfer services

Please be aware that by using services that university/faculty is providing, you are eliminating some of the privacy risks connected to individual private use of free tools. Always consult with Data Steward when uncertain.