Free storage for your nationally significant research data

29 October 2012

Do you have a collection of research data that is, or will become, nationally significant?  Do you intend to share this data collection now, or at some point in the foreseeable future?

The University of Sydney has an opportunity to bid for large amounts of long-term storage for nationally significant collections of research data in an environment that is safe, secure, accessible, shareable, sustainable, citable and paid for by Federal funding.

The storage will be provided through Intersect - the peak NSW eResearch body - as part of the Research Data Storage infrastructure (RDSI) initiative.

How you can help
To make our bid we need your help to demonstrate that we have data sets of national significance that would be of value to the research community.  If you would like us to nominate a data collection on your behalf, please send a brief email to Ross Coleman with the following information as an expression of interest:

  • your name, title, position
  • school/dept/faculty you belong to
  • research discipline relevant to the datasets
  • brief description of the data itself and why it is important
  • approximate size of dataset (if growing, please provide current and forecasted size at completion)

Please send your responses ASAP. Reponses need to be collated by Monday 5 November, so the sooner you can get in touch, the better. We will follow up with you in coming months to assist in making the strongest case for RDSI storage. We will also assist the submission of storage space requests to RDSI.

Find out more about the Research Data Storage infrastructure (RDSI) initiative (PDF)

Contact: Ross Coleman

Email: 18433a364307210903022618252c290e760d564d685737