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Quota Extension Eligibility

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities has sponsored a temporary  extension for eligible personal drives and qualifying Shared Drives.

Temporary Extension for Eligible Personal Drives

The temporary extension through June 2025, for research-related personal drives will be automatically applied to the UCLA Google Workspace accounts for faculty, emeriti, academic deans, recall, academic appointee nonfaculty, postdocs, and medical residents starting June 27, 2024.

Students with academic appointments on June 27, 2024, will be granted a temporary extension through Fall Quarter 2024.

Students without academic employee appointment by the June 27, 2024, deadline but have Personal Drives that contain research related data that is directly associated with a research project directed by UCLA faculty or Principal Investigator, you may be eligible for an extension through Fall Quarter 2024. If this applies to you, complete the Research Quota Extension Request form. To qualify for this extension be mindful of the following:

  • Your Google Storage data must be related to a research project that is directed by UCLA faculty or Principal Investigator (PI).
  • You must complete a form to apply for this extension.
  • The form will require that you name the PI, and that you know that the PI will need to attest to the storage use.

If your submission is approved, it is still advised that you plan accordingly and begin to reduce storage before the end of Fall Quarter 2024, when your 20GB baseline quota will be applied.

Note: Students who enroll after June 27, 2024, regardless of academic employee appointment, will have the 20GB baseline quota automatically applied to their accounts.

Shared Drives (Registration Required)

Shared Drives with research-related data require registration to be eligible for the temporary extension, through June 2025. If you own or manage a Shared Drive, or if your lab uses a Shared Drive, please complete the Shared Drive Registration form as soon as possible.

You are encouraged to submit the registration form a minimum of one  week prior to the June 27, 2024, deadline to allow time for processing and to avoid risk of service interruptions. Request forms received early will be prioritized.

Regularly visit this page for the most up-to-date information about this extension for both Personal Drives and Shared Drives.

Tiered Structure

Containment ceilings will be set at slightly above current usage following the Containment phase tier structure:

  • 20GB – 50GB
  • 50GB – 100GB
  • 100GB – 500GB
  • 500GB – 1TB
  • 1TB – 2TB
  • 2TB – 5TB
  • 5TB – 10TB