Yoda is a research data management service that enables you and your research partners to securely deposit, share, publish and preserve large amounts of research data during all stages of a research project. It allows you to store data in a simple filing structure similar to that on the W:-drive or Onedrive, while also allowing more detailed metadata and sharing management. It can help you and your research group to fulfil FAIR research data goals..
Yoda is a safe, reliable and production-ready service offered by the Library. To get started with Yoda, request an account from firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information see the FAQ below. If you already have an account and want to find out how to get started, read the ‘Yoda cookbook’ available through the link on the right.
Other questions? Data management support (email@example.com) is happy to help!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are several options other than mounting Yoda on a standard Windows Drive. Cyberduck is a free program that offers more upload options and better stability configuration. The paid version of Cyberduck, Mountainduck allows you to mount the Yoda server as a drive letter and gives more options for wide rollouts.
WinSCP is also a client that gives many options for uploading and syncing of folders to a remote Yoda server. WinSCP can be installed through the WUR Software Center, in the start menu (search for ‘WinSCP’). See instructions on the UU website for setting up WinSCP.
No, all recommended clients (WinSCP, Yodadrive, Cyberduck / mountainduck, and the standard Drive letter assignment / WebDav are safe for all types of data that can be placed in Yoda. The only reason to use different clients is for better upload speed, stability or configuration options.
Can an option be created in the Yoda web interface to search for files of all Yoda users which are stored in their vaults? Perhaps, also an advanced search option (search by metadata for example)?
What data classification should I select? Public, Basic, Sensitive or Critical? Can I restrict users access by doing this?
At the moment, the data classification is just a label in the Yoda system meaning that all your data is internally handled as sensitive. As such, there is no technical distinction between the classifications. However, it is good practice to try and classify data appropriately e.g. ‘Public’ for public data, ‘Basic’ for common projects, and ‘Sensitive’ for personal staff folders or proprietary data. If you believe you have data with a ‘Critical’ classification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss security measures in detail.
See also here for a guide on how to classify data: https://intranet.wur.nl/umbraco/nl/weten-regelen/informatiebeveiliging/dataclassificatie/
What is a data manager? Is the data steward a data manager? Who will create accounts, administer rights etc.?