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Dear all,

one of the challenges we have in our organisation is related to research data - and I am sure we are not alone.

How have you approached the storage and management of research data considering points such as:
  • Amount of storage: depending on the type of data it can vary from tenths of gigabytes to over terabites of information. Have you opted for disk based solution, mixed disk-tape including tape robotics or not?
  • Sharing of research: how do you manage access to the information during the research project and following the completion of the research? How do you manage intellectual property?
  • Lifecycle: do you use some system to manage the data lifecycle, e.g. digital collection management, record management, etc to maintain a catalogue of the research data, provide searchable functionality (internally and/or externally), manage the information lifecycle through retention, archiving, deletion, etc?
  • Local storage: have you compiled information about research data stored in workstation local storage devices (e.g. USB SSD drives, external hard drives, local internal HDDs, etc) and have you addressed the management of local stored information via client data backup solutions, or data replication (to internal or external storage services).

I would appreciate your feedback on how you address the above points, and any more information you could have in regards to the research data management within your organisation.


Please feel free to respond directly to my email n.braga@adfa.edu.au if you find it more suitable.


Thank you in advance,


Regards,


Newton Braga
Head of ICT, ICT Services Manager, UNSW @ Australian Defence Force Academy
E: n.braga@adfa.edu.au
P: +61 2 6268 8134
F: +61 2 6268 8150
Blog: http://www.onlinenewscentre.com
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/in/nbraga
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To the Research Computing constituent group...

This post appeared in the EDUCAUSE CIO constituent group. 

Perhaps you have some advice for Newton...

Thanks. 

- David

Deputy CIO David Stack, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
david@uwm.edu



Begin forwarded message:

From: Newton Braga <N.Braga@ADFA.EDU.AU>
Date: October 24, 2012 5:32:40 PM CDT
Subject: [CIO] Research data - storage and lifecycle management
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>

Dear all,

one of the challenges we have in our organisation is related to research data - and I am sure we are not alone.

How have you approached the storage and management of research data considering points such as:
  • Amount of storage: depending on the type of data it can vary from tenths of gigabytes to over terabites of information. Have you opted for disk based solution, mixed disk-tape including tape robotics or not?
  • Sharing of research: how do you manage access to the information during the research project and following the completion of the research? How do you manage intellectual property?
  • Lifecycle: do you use some system to manage the data lifecycle, e.g. digital collection management, record management, etc to maintain a catalogue of the research data, provide searchable functionality (internally and/or externally), manage the information lifecycle through retention, archiving, deletion, etc?
  • Local storage: have you compiled information about research data stored in workstation local storage devices (e.g. USB SSD drives, external hard drives, local internal HDDs, etc) and have you addressed the management of local stored information via client data backup solutions, or data replication (to internal or external storage services).
I would appreciate your feedback on how you address the above points, and any more information you could have in regards to the research data management within your organisation.

Please feel free to respond directly to my email n.braga@adfa.edu.au if you find it more suitable.

Thank you in advance,

Regards,

Newton Braga
Head of ICT, ICT Services Manager, UNSW @ Australian Defence Force Academy 
E: n.braga@adfa.edu.au
P: +61 2 6268 8134
F: +61 2 6268 8150
Blog: http://www.onlinenewscentre.com
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/in/nbraga
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nsbraga

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found athttp://www.educause.edu/groups/.


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The US National Science Foundation's XSEDE "Campus Champions" email list is in the midst of a long and profitable discussion on this topic.

Those institutions that have XSEDE Campus Champions (see list at <https://www.xsede.org/web/guest/current-champions>) can check with those individuals for more info.

I think the discussion is valuable from the point of view of central IT as well as for those who are in research support units. 

I'm intending to put together a summary at some point (hopefully in a few days.)

- David

Deputy CIO David Stack, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
david@uwm.edu

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