Discover how to use DataStore to hold your active research data securely.
DataStore is a file store for active research data, and is available to all research staff and postgraduate research students (PGRs).
DataStore provides the following key features:
Full details on what DataStore is and how it works can be found on the DataStore wiki.
You can connect to DataStore as a network shared drive, and users of the University’s Supported Desktop already have their individual DataStore space mapped to their M: drive. Other connection methods and full connection instructions for different operating systems are available on the Network shares web page.
Individuals may allocate up to half their individual storage space to a group space. (More space may be purchased. See above.) To request a group space, a researcher can email the IS Helpline with the following information:
Read the allocation policy for DataStore for further information:
The compute component of Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility (ECDF), known as Eddie, offers a number of services aimed to satisfy as best as possible all researchers' computational requirements including the following:
Full information is available on the ECDF website.
Some research data require additional security, such as personal or confidential data.
Please visit the Information Security website to learn more about keeping data safe.