ResearchVault is a secure computing environment where scientists and collaborators can conduct research on restricted and confidential data.

The system is modeled on a bank vault where you receive:

  • An individual deposit box with secure storage for valuables
  • Privacy from other users and bank staff
  • A secure area within the vault to privately access your valuables

What does it do?

ResearchVault (also known as ResVault) is designed to act as a workstation that is secure and pre-approved with the capacity for large-scale data storage and computation. Researchers can:

  • Securely store restricted data like:
    • electronic protected health information (ePHI) (HIPAA)
    • export-controlled data (ITAR/EAR)
    • student data (FERPA)
    • controlled unclassified information (CUI)
    • intellectual property data (IP)
  • Store and work with larger data sets than is possible on a regular workstation
  • Perform work on stored data sets with familiar software tools running on virtual machines located in the UF data center
  • Concurrently run more programs than on a regular workstation
  • Display work results on a graphical interface that is securely transmitted to remote devices such as desktops, laptops, or iPads
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers on the same data sets using different workstations




Read about the phases of ResVault deployment and what features will be offered.

Technical Details


Read the technical details and view a technical sketch of the ResVault system.

Laws & Regulations


Details about the laws and regulations for working with restricted data.



Read about the basic user interaction with ResVault.

Training Requirements


Read the training requirements for using the system.



Frequently asked questions about ResVault.

Request ResVault Account


Request a ResVault account.