The vault is a data archive. This is where a copy of your data is stored when you choose to archive it. When archiving, a ‘snapshot’ of your data is placed in the vault. This means that you create a copy of your data at a certain point in time, which you can always retrieve later on. If your research project is still running, your current data remains available in your research group (main folder). Read more about archiving and the vault here.
Within Yoda, a research group is the main folder where you store your data files. You will recognize it by the name, which starts with ‘research-…'. Within this folder, you can create subfolders.
Is Yoda suitable for you?
Yes, you can. You need to get registered first. Your group- or data manager will register your email address. Then you will receive an email to set your password. After that you can login to the system.
Yes, you can get access to Yoda. You need to get registered first. Your group- or data manager will register your email address. Then you will receive an email to set your password. After that you can login to the system.
Yes, in Yoda you can access different research groups (main folders). Ask the group managers of these groups to give you access to their research groups. You will then see all the main folders for which you have been granted access when you log in to Yoda via the website portal or the network drive.
Yes, it does. If you use Yoda to store, manage and share your data, you can be sure that you work in compliance with privacy rules and regulations. If you want to include information about this in your grant proposal, you can use these statements.
Yoda enables you to work with all kinds of digital source files including text files, videos, photos, excel files, R files, STATA, files, datasheets, etc. Yoda is also suitable for (privacy) sensitive data. If you have critical data, please contact us for more information on whether Yoda is suitable for you.
No, this will not happen automatically. You can share your data with partners to collaborate during your research project. You can decide if they can only read the data or also modify it. Here you can read how to give other researchers access to your data.
If you choose to archive and optionally publish your data, your data will be findable for others. You have to add metadata before you can archive (and publish) your data. When adding metadata, you can decide if third parties can only view your metadata or if they can also retrieve the data itself. Here you read more about metadata.
Yoda can already collaborate with some analysis tools. For more information, please contact your datamanager.
First, you need to get registered. After registration, you can access Yoda in two ways: through the website portal using the URL belonging to your research environment, or via a network drive. To access Yoda via a network drive, you have to configure Yoda on your computer. Here you will find the instructions to do so.
No, this is not yet possible. All users with access to the research group have access to all subfolders.
After registration, you have received a confirmation of registration. In this email, you also received the URL that belongs to your research environment. Check the list with portal addresses. If you still do not know, please contact your data manager.
You can access Yoda via a network drive or via the website portal. The best option for Windows users to access Yoda via a network drive, is Yoda Network Disk. Here you can read the instructions for the configuration process. After configuration, you can manage your data locally on your computer, just like you would manage files and folders in your file explorer. You can also access Yoda through the website portal. In this case, configuration is not needed.
- When you use a network drive to access Yoda, you can work with your files and folders like you normally would in your file explorer. To do this, configuration is necessary.
- When you use the website portal to access Yoda, you use an URL to access your research environment.
- You can use the website portal from different computers, while you can use the network drive only on a computer that has been configured.
- Via the network drive, bigger amounts of data can be efficiently uploaded or downloaded than via the website portal.
- Via the website portal, you can manage access rights and change user roles, add metadata, archive and publish your data.
You could use this rule of thumb: use the network drive primarily to store and manage your data on your personal computer, and use the website portal primarily to share your data and make it findable or if you do not have access to a computer that has a configured network drive.
Using the system
You can check this list to see common research environments and their contact persons. If you are still unsure which environment, you should request access to, please contact us so we can help you find out.
Yes, this is possible.
- If you work via Windows, you can use the native WebDAV client to connect to the Yoda network drive as a temporary workaround.
- For the installation of WinSCP on your harddrive you need local rights. Please contact the servicedesk of your IT departement to arrange this.
Yes, that is possible. Note that only someone with a system-wide right can do this. Therefore, you can either have an extra research group created by a data manager, or you can request the right to create groups yourself. Either way, you would have to contact your data manager.
Yes, you can. If you want to work with big amounts of data, you can use iCommands to efficiently upload and download data. It is recommended that you only use iCommands if you are comfortable using command-line tools. Here you can read more about using iCommands.
This error message is caused by a limitation of the Windows native WebDAV client. By default, Windows allows file uploads of up to 50 MB via WebDAV.
We recommend using Cyberduck to upload files to Yoda instead. Alternatively, you can increase the native WebDAV file size limit on your computer by changing a registry setting.
- Make sure you are connected to Yoda and the right environment within Yoda.
- In Windows, clicking on your Yoda network drive will take a few seconds (and more) to load the sign in window, be patient until this window pops-up.
- Check the Yoda portal website to see if the data is visible within the portal. If so, then there is a network drive issue. Restart your computer to see if the network drive correctly connects to Yoda. If restarting does not solve it, disconnect the Yoda network drive (right-click on the drive and select ‘disconnect’), restart the computer, and follow the steps again to connect Yoda as a network drive.
- If none of the above solved the problem, please contact email@example.com for assistance in retrieving your data.
Do you have any other questions? Do not hesitate to contact us! We are glad to help you out.