Keeping reliable backups is an integral part of data management. Your personal computer, external hard drives, departmental or university servers are examples of tools used for backing up data. CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives are not recommended.
Backing up your data is not the same as a long-term archiving solution for your data.
Backup your data
Backing-up your data in the cloud
Test your backup system
In order to make sure that your backup system is working properly, try to retrieve your data files and make sure that you can read them. You should do this upon initial setup of the system and on a regular schedule thereafter.
Secure Your Data
Protect Your Data
Securely storing your data also provides protection for sensitive and confidential data. For more information about protecting data related to human subjects, check out the UNH Institutional Review Board and the Ethical Use and Treatment of Human Subjects in Research web-based training module. Additional resources about sensitive data inlcude: