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Removals to Storage

Junk cars left abandoned or left on private properties outside duly licensed junkyard establishments are a nuisance and pose a real danger. Children could be seriously injured from broken glass pieces, sharp edges and points, combustible fuel or acid contained within batteries that have not been safely removed from them.

Department personnel are accountable for reporting functional Stanford owned equipment that they no longer require to the DPA for processing to ensure accurate records, financial reporting and physical inventory control.

Storage Locations

Stanford residents frequently lack enough space at home for all of their belongings, including out-of-season clothing and equipment, camping and sports gear, bikes and tools. Storage facilities offer cost-effective, safe, accessible solutions that may include 24-hour access and secure video camera surveillance – meeting these needs in an economical yet secure way.

Stanford affiliates who commute by bicycle can find daily and long-term bike storage options throughout campus, including at the UCSC Bike Shop. Some locations also provide short-term storage during summer.

Different departments utilize on- and off-campus storage solutions for equipment and records. Oak High-Performance Storage was specifically created to support research data storage needs in an efficient, scalable manner using both CIFS and NFS protocols for file sharing methods. Media Storage service can store pre/post production editing workflow files which are accessible by OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.

Removals to Storage

When assets no longer serve Stanford’s needs or become surplus to requirements, it is the DPA’s responsibility to identify this status and initiate an Excess Request. This process helps ensure accurate records, financial reporting, physical inventory count accuracy and compliance with any sponsor requirements. Whenever possible, DPA should assist with reuse or sale of equipment not currently in active use by another department or project; sponsors-owned or funded equipment should go through PMO disposition cycle which includes approval and oversight processes.

Leaving Stanford? Before uninstalling any programs from your computer using the Stanford Software Removal Tool (SSRT) it is wise to uninstall all Stanford-related applications using SSRT. This will prevent programs from starting automatically each time you restart and eliminate any unused software from other computers on your network. For this, the web version of SSRT provides access and searches your machine for any Stanford programs which may have accumulated unnecessarily; you can select which ones are unneeded and select “uninstall all”.

Moving from Storage

Stanford residents have storage needs that span from out-of-season clothing and sports equipment, to large items like furniture, appliances, and outdoor gear. Many live in smaller houses or apartments which do not provide enough storage space; others might need temporary extra storage during summer break to avoid transporting everything back home until next academic year begins.

Equipment owned or sponsored by Stanford must be stored according to applicable guidelines and policies in order to minimize loss, extend lifespan and demonstrate good stewardship of Stanford resources. The DPA can assist with guidance regarding documentation requirements for storage.

Students living in rooms with limited spaces may benefit from renting out a self-storage unit to reduce clutter in their rooms and reduce travel costs when taking things back home during summer break. Check your Student Housing calendar or Building Manager’s move-out dates in order to reserve space as quickly as possible.


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