The best thing you can do for yourself is to plan for the storage and safe keeping of your data including making copies and regularly backing up your data. This will prevent accidental loss and unauthorised manipulation of your data and will save you time, money, and many headaches.
To ensure the safety, integrity and accessibility of your data, you will need to take into consideration your data needs:
For more information, visit the UK Data Service website on Data Storage
Apart from storing your data, it is vital to make copies as well as keeping a record of versions. Regularly and frequently backing up your work is useful too. This will safeguard against data loss, theft, or damage.
There are a variety of storage options supporting active research data storage. It is important to be familiar with the advantages and disadvantages across different solutions as well their various capabilities.
Local Hard Drive: The local University hard drive (H:Drive) is your personal storage space. It is secure and regularly backed up by the University. However, there is a maximum 10GB of storage space. Files are not easily shared internally or externally.
If you have questions, Information Systems and Digital Services can provide more information on live research data storage solutions at Manchester Metropolitan University.
All data is valuable, but it is important that you are aware of specific security issues surrounding your data so that it is protected from unauthorised access. Measures you can take include:
If you have any questions, Information Systems and Digital Services have support for information security at Manchester Metropolitan University.
You can also find more information about how to handle these issues at the UK Data Service webpages on Data Security
Personal data is especially sensitive and its safeguarding is dictated by legislation. Manchester Metropolitan University is responsible for complying with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) whenever personal data is processed. The University has a Data Protection Policy setting out our compliance statement.