Data storage during research

To increase the safety and security of research data, WUR has introduced a policy for storage of data during a research project. The new regulations reduce the risk of data loss, leaks and corruption.

The table below lists the storage solutions that comply with research data storage regulations:

Open / Internal data* Confidential / Secret data*
W:-drive W:-drive
WUR Teamsites WUR Teamsites
Storage at own unit (WUR approved)** Storage at own unit (WUR approved)**
Shared cloud storage (WUR approved)** Shared cloud storage (WUR approved)** Not suitable for secret data
Any data on personal storage (e.g. M:-drive, personal OneDrive for Business, own PC or laptop, etc.) must also be stored on the above. Any data on the personal M:-drive must also be stored on the above.
No data should be stored on external storage (USBs and external hard drives). No data should be stored on external storage (USBs and external hard drives). No other personal storage (personal OneDrive for Business, own PC or laptop, etc.) should be used.

*  Definitions of confidentiality class can be found here.
** To get a group-managed or cloud-based storage solution assessed, please contact Data Management Support