Store and back up

Ensure the safety of your data. Replacing it could be time-consuming, costly or impossible.

Your data management plan should include a plan for backing up your data on a regular basis. A best practice is to store three copies: the original, a copy kept on a local external device, and a copy kept on an external device at a different location.

Please include metadata and readme.txt files in your back ups.

We recommend that you check with your IT group to see what kind of storage and back up capacity they can provide. For instance, some will have access to the WestGrid Data Storage network. Alternatively, your research team can consider the UBC IT Storage Grid.


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