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Short and Long Term Storage and Management

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Short and Long Term Storage and Management

Short and Long Term Storage and Management refer to the policies and infrastructure you put in place to protect the security and integrity of your data and to ensure your data remains accessible during and after the life of the project. 

Preservation refers to the conceptual and practical procedures required to ensure access to data over the very long term.

For more information, see Preserving Your Digital Materials.

Things to Think About

Make a plan for data storage and management at the beginning of the project. Consider data managment costs in the budget, especially the ultimate fate of the data generated by the project.

Example Language

  1. All original raw data files and data source processing programs will be stored in open standards whenever possible and versioned over time. This data will be stored on a local server that is maintained according to the security and backup policies of the Engineering Department.
  2. Due to the private nature of the data generated by this project, all data will be stored on a secure server where read-access is only available to researchers. Upon completion of the project, all sensitive data will be disposed according to the University IRB's guidelines for research involving audio, video, or digital recordings.
  3. During the life of the project, data will be stored on a server managed by the Biology department. Upon project completion, data will be submitted to the Dryad international data repository, http://datadryad.org/.

 

Last Edited: 17 July 2013