A service to ensure integrity and long term retention of golden copy research data.
The purpose of the DataVault is to provide researchers (PIs/data owners) with a long-term, low-cost, immutable, and safe storage solution for their data, which are no longer active or not intended for publication.
The DataVault allows data creators at the University of Edinburgh to:
Where it is intended that data will ultimately be made public, they should instead be deposited in DataShare (http://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk/), an open repository for data. DataShare deposits may be placed under embargo, so that files will remain inaccessible (except by request to the depositor) until such time as the embargo expires. The DataVault Project commenced development in February 2017 and is addressing a range of requirements to ensure the service is fit for purpose across the University.
If you have completed a research project and need to store your 'golden copy' data safely, you may be able to do so using our interim service: