The university’s Information Solutions and Services (ISS) provide advice and services for:
• protecting research data;
• handling sensitive and highly sensitive data;
• backing up data; and
• laptop encryption
There is also related information in the Guidance notes for Research Ethics Application
8.1 – Data/Sample Storage
8.3 – Data/Sample Retention & Disposal
50 TB which is dedicated to research and is only available on the University of Galway network though remote access is possible
OneDrive for Business
Both on-site and cloud (ODfB) storage options can be used for Research data
Regarding storage the 3-2-1 backup rule is a useful guide i.e. at least 3 copies of data, at least 2 different kinds of storage media, at least 1 copy in a different location.
Data Management Expert Guide produced by CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives) and ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) includes a section about good practice relating to storage. Use it to explore the pros and cons of different storage solutions.
UK Data Service guidelines on Data Storage including guidance on how to store sensitive or confidential data.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as University of Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.