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Research data management

Where can I store my live project data?

Where you choose to store your ongoing project data will depend on a number of factors, such as:

  • The kinds of data you are producing (e.g. images, text, audio-visual files)
  • The size of your files
  • How often you need to access your files
  • Whether you are working with sensitive information

The University has several secure storage options for researchers: use the below PDF document to discover which resource will best suit your needs.

This guide will help you to determine the most effective storage solution for your research data. If none of the solutions listed are suitable for your data, please get in touch: rsl@mmu.ac.uk

Do I have to store my data on e-space?

Where possible, your research data should be stored alongside similar data records to maximise the potential impact of your work.

You can use the online registry, Re3data.org, to identify a suitable repository in which to store your research data.

As a minimum, you are required to deposit in e-space a robust metadata record relating to your data. However, if you wish to make duplicate deposits, or if there are no recognised repositories suitable to store your research data, you can also choose to upload a copy of your data to e-space.

Where will my data be stored if I deposit it into e-space?

e-space is provided by EPrints and maintained by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC).

Long-term archival storage is provided through Arkivum, who offer a 100% guarantee against file loss or corruption.

Can I get help to store my data?

Yes; the library have a team of Research Support Librarians who are able to offer practical help and advice on all aspects of research data management, including uploading your data onto e-space. Email rsl@mmu.ac.uk in the first instance, or speak to your faculty’s Research Development Manager.