Storing your data securely and safely is important, in order to avoid loss, damage, theft or unlawful access. When deciding where to store your data, think about the following questions:
When choosing the formats that you use to store your data, take into consideration the following:
You may use one format for data collection and analysis, and convert your data to another format for archiving and publishing. Also, check whether any disciplinary standards exist for archiving your data.
DMU Figshare can be used for storing and in-project sharing of research data. It provides GDPR compliant, secure cloud-based storage space, which is regularly backed up. This is available to research staff and PGR students.
DMU Figshare can be used for short term and long term storage of data, as well as for sharing data (where appropriate).
Additional facilities are available for DMU research staff. See details on DMU Connect.
It is inadvisable to store research data on the following, due to vulnerability to loss and damage:
If you do use any of these, make sure that
"It is the responsibility of researchers to discuss with the relevant departments (e.g. ITMS, Library and Learning Services) whether there will be any cost to their project for the storage ..., backup, deposit and retention of the project research data; and to ensure, ... that any costs during the life of the project and after can be covered."