Data storage occurs throughout the research process. Short term storage of data during the active data collection phase of a research project or ephemeral storage of backup copies of data during sequential steps of data analysis may be accomplished on local computer drives or in a networked environment. Long-term storage or archiving of final data products is more likely to occur in a networked environment or in off-site repositories. All of these storage decisions and steps are an important part of the research process and the data management lifecycle.
There are many discipline-specific archives or repositories available to researchers, and deposit of research data in these repositories may be required by certain publishers or funding agencies. Additionally, UNLV researchers have two unique resources for their consideration: an institutional repository for publications and data, as well as a national supercomputing center.
Links to these resources are provided below.