The Data Archive is suitable for research data which is no longer required for active use. Examples of data that is suitable for archiving includes:

  • Data that belongs to a completed project needs to be stored for reference and must comply with the funding agencies guidelines.
  • Data that may be considered difficult to reproduce (raw data).
  • Reference data that will be used multiple times.
  • Data from computations and final output.
  • Research data you need to remove from your local data stores in order to free up space for current research.

Do not upload documentation;

  • Not directly related to UNSW research; including personal documents and photos, music, or personal emails.
  • Teaching and administrative materials.
  • Back-ups of portable or networked computers.

See also our Preparing data for upload page.


Help and further information:

  • To learn more about the Data Archive:
  • To access the Data Archive Web application, use this link, or, go to the Home page for other access options
  • To create, or update, a Research Data Management Plan go to the ResData service
  • Note: the Data Archive service is also available over SFTP, see the SFTP client guide for more information