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USQ's supported research data storage facilities

Is your research data stored securely?

USQ’s secure digital storage facilities, facilitate storage, sharing and management of research data.

With these digital storage facilities, you can access your files whenever you need and wherever you are, share them with your collaborators in Australia and overseas, enjoy peace of mind that your research data is stored securely and comply with all relevant policies and legislation.

Getting started:

USQ offers the following secure digital storage facilities:

  • USQ MS OneDrive (5TB)
  • USQ MS Teams and SharePoint (25TB)
  • AAARNet Cloudtor (1TB)
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) storage (Computational storage)
  • ReDBank Local - Restricted Research Data Storage

The research data storage options provide enterprise scale data protection from data centres that may not be achievable when storing only on a computer hard disk which exposes the data to a single point of failure.

Your USQ credentials are your keys to accessing any of the storage services. Once you’re in, you can download apps to sync your files across all your devices.

Having trouble working out what data to store where? Find out more about the research data storage options available.

Why is it necessary?

Why you need to undertake planned research data management?

- Disaster Recovery

- Improve research outcomes

- Compliance with funding and regulatory bodies

- Increase research reproducibility and reusability 

USQ policy recommends maintaining three copies of your research data – one primary and two secondary copies, which keeps you covered if something goes wrong.

Some third-party services may store data in offshore data centres, which can breach privacy legislation and University policy. With USQ’s offered storage services, you can be sure that your data is stored in Australia in a way aligned with USQ’s Research Data and Primary Materials Management Procedure.

Further, USQ’s Research Data Management and Indigenous Data Governance Schedule outlines the University’s management of digital Research Data under the framework of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) Data principles and CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility and Ethics) Data Principles for Indigenous Data.  

The Global Indigenous Data Alliance provides more information on the CARE Principles. Further the Australian Research Data Commons provides more information on the FAIR Principles. 

 

Find out how ReDBank
can assist you 

USQ’s Research Data Bank, or ‘ReDBank’ service, makes it easy for researchers to store, share and synchronise their data during research projects.

Researchers want peace of mind that their research data is stored securely and be able to access their files whenever and wherever needed.

Learn more about how easy and effective ReDBank can be for you.

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