When storing data, you need to always consider the effect of loss of the data to the study, and to anyone involved in the study. Early in your research project, you need to plan a way to minimize the effects of the loss or destruction of data.
The University's Information Security has created several Information Protection Guides applicable to securing research data:
There are many storage solutions to choose from but choosing the right one for you depends on the sensitivity, amount, and collaborative accessibility of your research data.
If these options are not suitable for your needs, please contact the Research Data Management Librarian to discuss alternative solutions.
Government of Canada's Guide to Safeguarding Your Research: provides information on how to safeguard your research and innovations. Canadian research and innovation are the product of collaborations and partnerships between governments, businesses, and academics - both domestically and internationally - across a wide range of subjects. Includes: case studies, steps you can take to safeguard your research, covid-19 and remote work, and more.