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Research Data Management for Health Sciences

3-2-1 Rule for Backups and Storage

3 copies on 2 different kinds of storage with at least 1 offsite location.

Storage examples

  • Computer
  • Shared lab server
  • Cloud service

Backup Basics

  • Any backup is better than none.
  • Automatic backup is better than manual.
  • Storage run by experts is more reliable than storage you run yourself.
  • Your research is only as safe as your backup plan.

Data Storage at UW-Madison

Sensitive Data

Non-Sensitive Data

Sensitive Data Resources

HIPAA or FISMA data? Seek the assistance of a computer-security professional. Please take every precaution to keep these data secure.