About the service

As attention is driven towards the management of research data at both a national and university level, Research Integrity and managing your data are critical elements of your research project. We can work with you to develop systems to manage data for capture through to long term presentation.  There are in-house solutions already available, such as Research Space, Research Storage and Research Vault and a number of external providers that we endorse who offer discipline specific and general data management and storage.

This service is available to

These services are available to researchers and HDR students.

Service Provisions

Service Includes:

  • Research Working Storage
    • This service enables Griffith researchers and their collaborators to store primary data and associated documentation from research projects being conducted at Griffith University. This helps researchers fulfil the requirements of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research (https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/r39) and Griffith's Best Practice Guidelines for Researchers: Managing Research Data and Primary Materials (http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/528993/Best_Practice_Guidelines.pdf).
    • The service offers similar functionality to DropBox, SkyDrive and Google Drive, but comes with these additional benefits:
      • Users start with 5GB of personal space and request further shared spaces for collaborative projects that are not subject to a quota
      • Easily invite collaborators including people from external organisations
      • Install apps that can automatically sync files between your different devices
      • Secure your data - files are encrypted and stored on Griffith-hosted systems, not offshore
    • This service should not be used to store:
      • Information associated with administrative activities or with learning and teaching - other solutions such as G and H drives (https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/computing/account-management/storage-management) and Google Drive(https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/staff-email-learning-centre/help-yourself/google-drive-docs) are available for these purposes
      • Information that you do not have permission to share because of copyright (e.g. articles downloaded from subscription library databases) or ethical or contractual restrictions
      • Information that is highly sensitive and requires greater than usual security measures e.g. medical records or data subject to the Defence Trade Controls Act (2012).
    • This service is provided at no cost to researchers
  • Research Archive Storage
    • This service allows researchers to store a backup of research data that is in it's final state and no longer being modified. This data will be retained for a specific duration (selectable duration). It may be slower to access than other tiers of storage.
    • eResearch Services partner with researchers on projects and can supply skilled staff for short term projects. Situations will vary depending on the work and funding arrangements.
  • Research Vault (coming)
  • Research Data Repository
    • A repository that makes research data collections accessible and searchable via a web interface. The repository can be public or private. For more information please visit the website (https://www120.secure.griffith.edu.au/research/logon.do).
    • Griffith also participates in Research Data Australia (http://services.ands.org.au/home/orca/rda/) , a national catalogue of research data and associated research activities. Details of the data collections and research activities are registered in the Research Data Australia catalogue by Griffith University (http://researchdata.ands.org.au/griffith-university).
  • Discipline Specific Repositories for Research Data Storage
    • The team provide a access and support for some discipline specific repositories.
    • Terranova: A software system that acts as a central information hub for researchers in the Climate Change Adaptation research domain. Users can deposit research data, with associated metadata descriptions, into centrally managed storage infrastructure, which can be searched in a variety of different ways. There are many collections from catchment management authorities from across Australia.
      • Website: https://terranova.org.au
      • This is offered as a self-service application and is free of charge.
    • Microscopy Portal: This service uses the software Columbus, from Perkin Elmer. It integrates tightly with the Opera and Operetta High Content Imaging Systems and is based on the OMERO system by Open Microscopy Environment. It can visualize images and microscopy media from most many microscopes via the Bioformats library. Analysis tools are available via building blocks. This allows you to easily create and customize algorithms to compare multiple samples, plates or batches. Visualized results can then be exported to formats such as Excel and PowerPoint and can interface with Accelrys Pipeline Pilot, IDBS ActivityBase and Volocity.
      • Website:  http://microscopy.griffith.edu.au
      • This is offered as a self-service application and is free of charge
    • Open River - a project that aims to provide a data catalogue that describes a given river system through environmental, social, health and economic attributes.
  • Infrastructure Provisioning
    • Requirement gathering and provisioning of hardware, software, network resources and services required for the existence, operation and management of research and research related activities.
    • eResearch Services partner with researchers on projects and can supply skilled staff for short term projects. Situations will vary depending on the work and funding arrangements.
  • Consulting for other research storage options
    • Requirement gathering and consultation to determine client needs for research.
    • eResearch Services partner with researchers on projects and can supply skilled staff for short term projects. Situations will vary depending on the work and funding arrangements.

Service Excludes:

  • Non-research and personal data storage and data management
  • Infrastructure provisioning for non-research based or personal websites
  • Support for research storage options managed by other organizational units at Griffith.
  • Internal Network-Attached Storage (NAS) that is available to Staff (G Drive) and Students (H Drive)

Service Availability

This service is available 24X7 for self-service components.

Telephone support, onsite support and consultation is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding public holidays.

Cost

Small application development is handled as a small project and scheduled depending on resource availability.

How do I get this service?

Phone

(07) 3735 5555 (Brisbane Campuses)

(07) 5552 5555 (Gold Coast Campus)

Feedback

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