The QRISdata service provides high-volume data storage capacity for research data. The service can support storage of your working data, sharing of your data with other researchers, and data archiving. QRISdata also provides a range of tools to help you to manage your data, enable data collaboration, and enable fine-grained control access. Depending on the storage option you select, QRISdata may be replicated on tape storage, and/or stored in multiple locations. Data is stored in a Tier3 data centre based in Queensland, which provides a more reliable place to store research data than USB drives and portable hard disks. QRISdata services are designed to complement well-managed data storage provided by your institution.

 QRISdata storage is generally allocated for research data collections. Allocation is generally done on merit, taking into account the data's research significance and its value to the wider research community. Some storage is allocated for collection development purposes. In either case, your application needs to be assessed by our Resource Allocation Committee. We can pre-allocate a moderate amount of storage if your need is urgent.

QRISdata storage is available to JCU, UQ, and USC researchers.  Please contact your local eResearch analyst for advice.

To get started, please lodge a data storage request.


About QRIScloud

QRIScloud is a large-scale cloud computing and data storage service.  It is aimed at stimulating and accelerating research use of computing across all disciplines. 

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