CREATE & MANAGE DATA

ADVICE & TRAINING

OUR PROFESSIONAL DATA SERVICES

Organisations undertaking research or evaluation face the challenge, and expense, of managing and storing the data in a professional manner - ethically, securely and sustainably.

Do you hold any data collected from surveys, market or qualitative research?

  • are you transferring and storing your data securely and legally?
  • are you sending unencrypted personal information across email?
  • are you backing-up data appropriately and in more than one place?
  • do you know which version of data is the most up to date?
  • do you name and organise your data in a logical and consistent way?
  • do you have adequate and robust data storage facilities?

WE OFFER A RANGE OF COST EFFECTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT PLANNING CONSULTANCY AND DIGITAL DATA PRESERVATION SERVICES

  • advice on storage and preservation solutions for a wide range of digital formats - survey data, text and time-based media
  • risk assessment of data plus advice on helping future-proof your data and on setting up secure data storage
  • advice, training and capacity building in data management practices, including data description and metadata
  • migration of data to usable formats
  • storage and preservation services - safeguarding data for you under the highest information security standards
  • where appropriate, accession of your data into our collection for preservation and access

The UK Data Archive has a unique combination of strengths in this area:

  • over 45 years experience managing and providing access to digital research data
  • provides access to the UK's largest collection of social and economic data and since 2005 has been designated a Place of Deposit by the National Archives, allowing us to curate public records
  • long standing preservation and management of survey data, historical databases and qualitative data
  • we are based at the University of Essex, where we have in-house access to robust technical infrastructure and expertise as well as world-class research

 

Email or call us to discuss your needs: info@data-archive.ac.uk or +44 (0)1206 872145


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