Working Storage


For working storage, all EUR employees have access to SURFdrive (external link). You can access service using ERNA account. Upon the first visit, you need to activate your account.

SURFdrive is a personal cloud storage service for the Dutch education and research community, offering staff, researchers and students an easy way to store, synchronise and share files in the secure and reliable SURF community cloud. SURFdrive has recently introduced the possibility of collaborative editing for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. 

Dropbox for Education (RSM license)

As SURFDrive has some limitations to share files and collaborate with colleagues out of Netherlands, RSM has decided to implement Dropbox for Education. This means all RSM researchers are offered a free RSM Dropbox account (15 GB storage, EU based), providing all usual Dropbox functionality but eliminating some of the privacy risks because of individual private Dropbox use (or the use of many other free tools). For more information, please contact the RSM Application Management team via or visit them at T6-13.  This option is available only for RSM members. ESE members are encouraged to get in touch with ERIM Data Steward to consult various possibilities. 

Note on using a personal account for various storage 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.