La Trobe's 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
- access to research data should be controlled by appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access
- research data must be securely disposed of at the end of the specified period of retention.
La Trobe University has designated research data storage options to help you meet these data security requirements. See the Data storage guide for more information about these options.
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. See the Data encryption guide for more details.