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New tool for researchers

UM Research Data Storage Finder available now

March 25, 2022 — 

If you’ve ever questioned whether to store your research data locally or in the cloud, wondered if your data storage was as secure as it should be, or needed to move your data somewhere to share it along with a publication, a new tool has been launched with you in mind.

Developed in collaboration between IST and Libraries, the UM Research Data Storage Finder has been designed to help researchers choose the best place to store their data at various stages of the research lifecycle, taking into consideration factors such as data risk level and sharing intentions.

Screenshot of the Research Data Storage Finder.

All repositories included on the finder are either hosted at UM or have some UM involvement in their operations. While there are other options out there, use this list as a starting place to ensure there is local expertise available to support your work.

For each repository, the tool includes information on who can access it and how to request access if needed, provides an example use case, details on security, storage, and backup standards, cost associated with use, and a link to the tool itself.

To use the Finder:

  • answer a few questions about your project
  • look through your options, highlighted on the right side of the screen
  • explore in-depth the most viable options to make the best choice for you

Access the Research Data Repository Finder

Contact the Library’s Research Services & Digital Strategies team with questions.

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