Funded data storage

Funded data storage
December 22, 2014 Theresa McGinley

A percentage of our storage is federally funded for supporting research work of national significance, and to enable re-use and collaboration. The following criteria must be met to be eligible for a storage allocation of this type.

The research data should be:

  • of importance as an input to future research;
  • relevant to research questions of interest to a variety of researchers;
  • accessible, for the purposes of research, subject to appropriate access rules;
  • discoverable through registration in discipline/domain registries, or generic registries such as Research Data Australia.

Approval for funded storage is overseen by our Merit Allocation Committee.

How to access funded storage

To apply for data storage, please fill out our application form.

To find out more information, or if you need assistance with the application form please use the contacts listed below.

Flinders University
Contact: Sally Wheldrake
Role: Associate Director, Digital Research Services
Phone: 08 8201 2728

Government of South Australia
Contact: Paul Coddington
Role: Deputy Director, eRSA
Phone: 08 7228 6213

University of Adelaide
Contact: Lyall Weir
Role: Faculty Technology Advisor
Phone: 08 8313 2909

University of South Australia
Contact: Mr Karl Sellmann
Role: Deputy Director: ICT Infrastructure
Phone: 08 8302 6363

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