Storing and using research data

Storing your research data securely while maintaining ongoing access can be a challenge, especially for large or sensitive datasets. Sensitive research data (for instance, data of a commercial nature or containing personal information) often requires extra security measures such as anonymisation before being stored.

Fortunately, the University has invested over £2 million in a dedicated Research Data Storage Facility (RDSF), managed by the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC).

Data analysis can be carried out using the High Performance Computing facility's BlueCrystal. If you are finding that it takes several days or longer to run a job on your desktop, BlueCrystal can help you by enabling you to use many processors at once.

Contact ACRC directly to find out how you can make use of BlueCrystal and the Research Data Storage Facility.

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