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Choosing a storage solution

Choosing a Research Data Storage Solution

Bond University provides a number of tailored storage options for researchers. Bond ascribes to Australian best practice technologies using Australian severs. The University has an obligation to ensure that your data is safe, secure and storage systems are purpose-built for research. Whether you are an individual researcher or part of a broader team, there is an appropriate solution for you. There is a range of other research tools available. Any data captured using these tools must be backed up and stored with your existing project research data.

Bond University is flexible regarding storage allocation. Should you have concerns regarding this, please speak with the Research Data Manager, Research Data Adviser or supervisor. It is important that you always maintain a current research data management plan to detail your research data storage and access.

Microsoft SharePoint

All HDR and academic staff have access to 1 TB of storage through SharePoint. This storage is scalable and can be linked to other users' accounts for collaborative file storage.

Your SharePoint files are securely backed-up on Australian servers and are confidential to you unless you have intentionally shared your data. 

Staff and HDR students can request Research Data Storage using this link:


HDR students should speak with their supervisors about the best way to set up SharePoint Research Data Storage for their projects. Where required, ITS can expand the available capacity.

Once you have access to Bond Research Data Storage, you should read and understand the SharePoint responsibilities and instructions (PDF, 514kb - only available to Bond staff and students)



LabArchives is an industry-standard electronic lab notebook available to all HDR and academic staff to report research. The software can ingest files, text, photos, provides for sharing where appropriate. 

Launch LabArchives

For more information, view the LabArchives Tutorials and Information page.

Speak with your supervisor about the best way to set a Lab notebook for your projects. There is no restriction on the total size of your notebook.



Cloudstor offers 1 TB storage for all HDR and academic staff, this option provides quick collaborative editing and secure file transfer with no file size restrictions (including datasets from scientific instruments). Your files are accessed through Bond University single sign-on and are securely backed up on Australian Severs. 

Email Research Data Officer

Speak with your supervisor about the best way to set up Cloudstor for your projects.