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Storing and handling data

University data storage

The main causes of data loss are hardware failure (or loss) and user error. All University data should be stored on approved University storage.

The University offers a range of data storage solutions. Check your storage options on the University IT website.

The IT team will help you identify all your research data backup and storage needs, the right storage technologies to use, and the associated costs.

In the first instance, we recommend that you save or transfer your files OneDrive-University of Leeds – whether on or off campus. This will help to reduce both the likelihood and scale of data loss that can occur.

OneDrive-University of Leeds

Every researcher at the University has space allocated on OneDrive-University of Leeds.

This is the only cloud-based facility which is approved for the storage of University classified information, but such information should only be stored for as long as necessary to achieve the immediate sharing requirement. Highly confidential information (as defined in the University’s Information Protection Policy) must only be stored in OneDrive - University of Leeds if encrypted. 

Access is given to the individual researcher who can then share access and work on files collaboratively with colleagues both inside and outside the University

The standard storage quota is 1 TB.