Sensitive Data (Tresorit)

The Tresorit solution has been selected by UNIL since October 2023 for the storage of sensitive research data.

This service is designed for storing and sharing files. It offers enhanced security through advanced access control and data encryption.

Description of Tresorit

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Tresorit is a file storage and sharing service. It offers enhanced security through advanced access control and data encryption (see FAQ).

This solution has been selected by UNIL since October 2023 for the storage of sensitive research data (LPrD art. 4). UNIL researchers are therefore encouraged to use it. Use is free for researchers up to 2 TB per user. Simply make a request to your data steward as indicated in the FAQ. Please note that the request must be made by a project leader (Principal Investigator as designated in directive 4.5 art. 4). Each new research project is associated with a new application.

In practice, Tresorit takes the form of a web interface, or software to be installed on your computer, which enables you to deposit and share your research data between project members. The data is stored online in encrypted form. It can be synchronised on your computer's hard drive and accessed locally.

A project leader can decide to invite collaborators (from within or outside UNIL). The only constraint is that employees must make an appointment with CI/DCSR staff to obtain their account. A group appointment is possible to speed up the procedure. During the appointment, we will activate your computer's encryption. Note that the appointment is also necessary if your computer is already encrypted.

View of the Tresorit web interface:

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View of the Tresorit software installed on your computer:

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How do I use Tresorit?

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Using the web interface

Before using Tresorit at UNIL, you must follow the procedure indicated in the "Who should I contact to request access to Tresorit" section of the FAQ. This includes a face-to-face appointment.

To access the Tresorit online interface, log in at: https://web.tresorit.com

If you have forgotten your password, contact us using this contact form. You can also contact the Helpdesk (helpdesk@unil.ch), specifying "DCSR" in the object of your e-mail.

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Use your mobile phone to retrieve the validation code associated with your Tresorit account (this step was configured when you first logged in).

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You will then reach the Tresorit web interface

Please note that Tresorit will offer you a tutorial including the installation of Android or iOS applications, as well as the possibility of sharing files by link. These steps should be ignored as they are prohibited for UNIL Tresorit accounts.

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Uploading a file to Tresorit

To upload a file to Tresorit, double-click on the folder corresponding to your project to move inside. Then click on the "Import" button and select the folder or files you want. You can also drag and drop your files to the web interface. The data will then be copied to Tresorit online storage.