The Flow Cytometry Core requires that all users collect a copy of their raw data at the end of each experiment. This can be accomplished via use of a portable hard drive or the UM Box drive.
The core does make best efforts to maintain backup copies of all data generated for a period of five years prior to deletion. However, while the servers are hosted by the university, they are not under the direct control of the Flow Cytometry Core and should, therefore, only be considered as a potential backup in the case of emergency. Users may request copies of archived data directly from core personnel. Direct user access to the servers is not allowed.
The safest copy of your data is the one that is already in your own hands!