Collaboration Tools  Cloud Storage Services Evaluation

Compares four different cloud services: JHBox, OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive. Provides best practices for using cloud storage to collaborate and storage your data.  Johns Hopkins Box (JHBox)

JHBox is a cloud-based file sharing and file storage service which enables people to collaborate and share information and can be accessed through any device: desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. 50GB of space per user. Contact if you have any questions about using JHBox.  Secure Analytic Framework Environment (SAFE) Desktop

A virtual desktop that provides a secure environment for researchers to remotely work with their clinical data and use software application. Researchers can also SAFE to share data with your team members and/or collaborators in a secure way. The Basic SAFE is free, including access to virtual desktop, 100 GB storage and licensing for SAS and Stata. Additional fee will apply if require more storage or licenses for other software. Please contact Bonnie Woods at to request a SAFE Desktop.

external-link-xxl  Open Science Framework (OSF)

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free and open source web application built by the Center for Open Science to aid researchers in managing the entire scientific research workflow. The user interface is designed to allow you to manage multiple projects from a single dashboard.  If you are affiliated with JHU, you can use your JHU credential to sign in here (Choose login and then select login through your institution).  Additionally, all interested researchers can sign up for an account on the OSF website.

To learn more about the OSF and how it can be beneficial to your research, please visit our OSF for JHU Researchers – FAQ page.

If you would like assistance using OSF for JHU, please contact us and we are happy to help you set up an OSF page for your project(s)!