Creating a secure collaboration platform capable of managing mountains of sensitive data
With 30,000 data points being collated per second, per neuron and each research project exceeding 4TB of data, UCL’s neuroscience research team at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) was struggling to share results, thus slowing down the research process.
The original method for recording progress was confined to notes in notebooks and it was forcing teams to meet weekly for a verbal update on each project.
This time-consuming way of working cost valuable time and drew teams away from important work in the lab.
The team needed to find a solution that accurately collected the vast quantities of data generated from experiments, and allowed them to work together securely from around the world.
Dropbox gives us a safe and secure platform to bring people and teams together on potentially life-changing research. The best and brightest minds are being focused on a particular challenge and we are seeing major strides being taken in a highly complex field of research.