You want shared access to data to collaborate with other researchers. You may request the amount of storage you require and give collaborators access to the on-line storage.

Depending on your needs, you may request a block of storage, which will be accessible as a hard drive. Collaborators will need access to the virtual machine which has the hard-drive attached to it, then they can copy files across. An easier way is to use object storage, to which easy-to-use interfaces (e.g. via web browser) are available, which can be made available to collaborators to upload and download files.

Types of storage and access to it will be introduced in Module 6 and further discussed in the later modules.