sciebo - a neologism of science and box - is a cloud storage service by and for universities in NRW that enables the storage, sharing and synchronization of university-related data. The special feature: Unlike commercial providers, the data is processed exclusively by the universities themselves and strictly in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. This service can be used by students and employees.
To use this service, a personal e-mail address must be stored in the PEVZ.
Official data must be stored primarily on the university's network drives. Data with a high protection requirement may not be stored in sciebo. Further regulations result from the IT security guideline for cloud storage.
BITS-Beratung (Support Office)
Room: University Main Building V0-215
Mo.–Fr. 09:30–16:00 h
Tel.: 0521 10612777
For employees with a PC workstation provided by BITS
Mo.–Fr. 08:00–16:00 h
Tel.: 0521 106-6000
For other employees
Decentralised IT support of the faculty or institution.
Initial password for students:
The BITS password from enrollmentInitial password
The password from the UniCard letterIf
this is no longer known, you can change it yourself via the PRISMA portal
Which data may be stored in sciebo results from the IT security policy for cloud storage. Questions, for example, about the protection requirements, can be answered by the decentralized IT supervision or the IT security officer.
sciebo does not have a backup of the data, i.e. the data stored here is not secured by the continuous creation of backup copies. However, the storage systems are very well protected against data loss by technical measures. Data that you have accidentally overwritten or deleted yourself can usually be restored via the recycle bin in the web interface or on your local system, or via the versioning function. However, this level of protection is not comparable to a classic backup. Not least for this reason, official data should continue to be stored primarily on the university's network drives. Data requiring a high level of protection may only be stored on these network drives. Further regulations result from the IT security policy for cloud storage.
There are a variety of ways to store, synchronize or share data with others:
Furthermore there are clients for the following operating systems:
Download the different ones from the clients.
Currently, desktop clients cannot sync files that contain a colon in the file name. Currently, the only workaround is to rename the affected data and replace the colon with another character.
The most common cause is that staff, people with whom the data is to be shared, have registered but have not yet made an initial registration on the web interface (https://uni-bielefeld.sciebo.de).
Only with this registration the account is activated in Sciebo.
In the case of guests or staff, people from other departments, a nightly check of the address books must also be waited for.
Guest accounts can be created via the my.sciebo portal. The guests are entered with an e-mail address. This is only possible with addresses that do not belong to one of the participant institutions (e.g. @uni-bielefeld.de, @uni-muenster.de). Detailed instructions can be found on the sciebo help page.