Data Retention Policy

Policy Compliance

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute complies with University of Minnesota policy. The following policies provide additional structure. All MSI users are required to comply with these policies.

Policy Statement

Storage is a finite and valuable resource. Storage provided to University users by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is solely intended to support the High Performance Computing mission of the Institute.

MSI configures its storage systems with performance in mind, and hence its resources are neither optimized for, nor should be used for, long-term storage of an archival nature.

In order for MSI to provide the best possible service to current and future Principal Investigators (PI), MSI will not archive or or otherwise retain data for PIs no longer affiliated with MSI. If a PI does not renew their account, the account will become inactive. After one year of inactivity all data for the PI's group will be removed from MSI systems.


Data retention procedure

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Data Storage Policy
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Effective: May 1, 2013