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Institutional Research Data Store (IRDS)

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UWA Institutional Research Data Store (IRDS) provides researchers with a centralised, secure and UWA-supported data storage facility in which to store electronic research data, enabling ongoing access to these valuable assets at no cost to researchers and in a broad range of file types.

Proposed future releases include collaboration with national and international researchers via authentication methods, such as the Australian Access Federation (AAF).

External collaborator access to your IRDS Store can now be achieved by asking your external collaborators to complete a Human Resources form. For further information please contact Information Governance Services (IGS).

NOTE: When you select a form below, you may be asked to login using your Pheme credentials before you can proceed.

New Data Store Request
Request a new IRDS data Store allocation. Only request the amount of storage which you require now. The University will be monitoring the provision and use of Stores. Any Stores with less than 50% usage for longer than 3 months will be reduced in size. Additional Storage Requests can be made at any time. This will enable the IRDS to provide the best possible value for money for the University and meet immediate storage needs.
Additional Data Storage Request
Request additional storage space for an existing IRDS Store allocation. You must be the current Owner to submit this request.
Change Ownership of Data Store
Request changes to the ownership of an IRDS Store allocation. You must be the current Owner to submit this request.
Access Permissions Changes
Request changes to access permissions for an IRDS Store allocation. You must be the current Owner to submit this request.
Restore from Backup
Request that files or folders stored in the IRDS be restored from backup. You must be the current Owner or have read/write access to submit this request

The IRDS can help you comply with data management obligations outlined in:

To make your research data discoverable and/or accessible by the wider research community, please go to UWA Research Data Online.