Policies Overview


This set of documentation outlines operational policy for the centrally provided research data storage infrastructure, operated by IT Services.

This storage infrastructure underpins the BEAR storage and data services:

  • The Research Data Archive (RDA)
  • The Research Data Store (RDS)

The Research Data Storage Policy: the high level view of the storage infrastructure.

The Research Data Store Management Policy: detailing the centralised store for research ‘work-in-progress’ established to meet the growing demands of research for data storage, and to keep these data secure from both physical damage and cyber attack.

The Research Data Backup Retention Policy: explains the policy for data backups, time data backups are maintained on tape and the process for recovery.

Data Retention and Deletion Policy: covers how long data is held and when it is deleted for different BEAR services.

University Research Data Management Policy : The policy lays out requirements and responsibilities for the University and for researchers as currently understood.