The La Trobe Research Data Management Policy states that:
- Researchers are responsible for ensuring research data and primary materials are stored securely in a durable and accessible form (24)
- access to research data should be controlled by appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access (29)
- research data must be securely disposed of at the end of the specified period of retention (47)
La Trobe University has designated data storage options specifically for research projects to help you meet these data security requirements. For more information about these options, see the Data storage guide.
The CloudStor data transfer service is recommended as a method for secure transfer of data to non La Trobe researchers (6.1). Details are given in the Safe and secure data transfer section of this guide.
This is an excellent guide to legislation, codes, statements and policies and IT security requirements for sensitive data.
Sensitive research data such as that involving human subjects may require encryption, as detailed in the Data encryption guide.