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Sharing and sending files

If you wish to share files with colleagues within or outside the university, you can save these files in the cloud via SURFdrive or Dropbox. If your files are too large to be send by e-mail, you can use SURFfilesender.

SURFdrive

SURFdrive is a cloud storage service. It is comparable to services such as Dropbox, with the difference that with SURFdrive, your data is stored in the Netherlands.

SURFdrive A cloud storage service to securily store, synchronise and share files.
Log in Log in with your ULCN account.
Interface Use the web interface or the desktop app. You install the desktop app via (Managed) Software Center.
Smartphone/ tablet Apps available for Andriod and iOS.

For more information, see the website of SURFdrive.

Dropbox

As with SURFdrive, you can also save files in a public cloud environment using Dropbox. The Dropbox servers are located in the US. This means that they are subject to the Patriot Act and the American Security Services may gain access to your data. Dropbox itself can also access your data. We therefore advise you to limit your use of Dropbox to public information. Confidential data and files are better saved in SURFdrive. 

You can apply for Dropbox for your workplace via ISSC. Your application will be assessed by your ICT contact person.

SURFFileSender

SURFFilesender is a service to send (large) files via your web browser. It is comparable to WeTransfer with the difference that in SURFfileSender, the files are sent and saved via Dutch servers. This means you can send your files in a safer way. 

SURFfilesender A filesender service to securily send (large) files via your web browser.
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Other tools for sharing files

If you find a service for sharing or sending files that is not listed here, you may be able to access it via SURFconext. SURFconext is part of SURF - a cooperative association of Dutch educational and research institions. SURFconext provides access to more than 50 tools and supporting ICT services offered by other parties. You can access these services and tools with your ULCN account. If you use a specific service on a regular basis, you may be able to have this service included in SURFconext. For more information please contact your information manager.

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