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Backup and cloud storage

Every professional data must be saved on the space storage or server NAS. This infrastructure ensure the sustainability and the security of your data. Data stored on your local drive is not backed up.


Comet Backup is an application provided by UNIL's IT Center with which it is possible to back up users' computer session. This software allows users to choose the documents to back up and to restore files in case of problems, without the help of a local IT manager. This service is available for every UNIL employee with a UNIL contract (PAT and academic). To install Comet Backup on your computer, please contact the FBM IT Support.
For more information about Comet Backup, please refer to the following documentations:


Cloud storage

The storage of professional data on other cloud hosting services is allowed only if the data are stored in Switzerland (Directive UNIL 6.9, art. 5). If the data are stored outside of Switzerland, they must be encrypted and the encryption key must be stored in Switzerland. SWITCHdrive, provided by SWITCH, is currently the only service provider which meets these requirements. Indeed, the other known services (p.ex. Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc.) don't meet these conditions. For more information about SWITCHdrive, please refer to the following documentations:



If you have any question about research data management at the FBM, please refer to:

Service Informatique FBM - Rue du Bugnon 21 - CH-1011 Lausanne - Tél. +41 21 692 50 94