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UW-Madison Box - Preserve your data
Audience: Individuals selected for service-based deactivation.
If you are leaving the University and need to preserve your data and collaborations, you are encouraged to classify your data into two categories:Data type:
Note: If you are a researcher, please refer to the policy on data stewardship, access, and retention for guidance on how to manage research data.
Preserve personal data
- Move files to a personal Box account
You can easily move your personal UW-Madison data to a non-UW-Madison account.
Please note, you will need to create a personal Box account before moving files to a non-UW-Madison Box account. Free personal Box accounts are available with up to 10GB of storage.
- Download folders/files
If you prefer not to continue to use Box, you can download personal files/folders to your computer and upload them to a preferred cloud storage service or storage device.
Transfer ownership of University data
- Move files to Project Directories. (recommended)
- Transfer ownership to another UW-Madison Faculty/Staff/Student Box account.