When you upload your data to the Data Archive it is stored at the GovDC data Centre in Silverwater, Sydney for more information. For more information see the FAQ entry: Where can I say my data is stored on a grant or ethics application?

When you write to the store, Three copies are made; two always remain on-site and the third copy is taken to a secure off-site facility after 7 days.

This ensures that in the event that something happens to the on-site copies there is an additional backup.

See also the When should I delete / remove the local copy of my data? FAQ.


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