During your research it is important to ensure that your data is stored safely and securely. This page outlines the data storage options and directs you towards tools and support to help manage active research data.


Filestore is for active research data and is available for all research projects:

  • An initial 1TB per funded project, additional capacity can be purchased at £96.70 per TB per annum
  • Backed up daily and replicated between data centres
  • New storage can be easily requested via a request to the IT Service Desk on 0191 208 5999 or

The storage provided is intended for use by project personnel during the project's lifetime. You will need to plan for the archiving, sharing and deletion of data at project end.

If you’d like support in estimating storage requirements or the costing of storage into research proposals, please get in touch or contact your local computing officer.

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