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Research Data Store

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The Research Data Store (RDS) provides large scale, enterprise grade storage for Cambridge research data associated registered with principal investigators. It is ideal for research groups that wish to store data on a full enterprise storage platform with high performance access to the Research Computing Services. It can also be used to store an additional copy of research data for backup and disaster recovery purposes. For more details click here.  

Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 
  • High Performance access on the UIS Research Computing Services.
  • Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Supports secure access protocols (SSH, SFTP and RSYNC)
  • Accessible via Windows, Mac and Linux platforms

Support available through dedicated storage-services team

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

The detailed cost can be found here.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

The service is provisioned through a Self-Service Portal.

How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

Instantaneous using the UIS Storage Self-Service Portal. 

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 

For general support please contact:


Tel: 01223 (3)32999

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

365 days per year, 24/7.

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

Support during normal working hours.

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