University of Nottingham Case Study: Protecting research assets for decades into the future
Helping the university to ensure their world class research data remains secure, usable and accessible for decades to come.
The university is a world-renowned research institute, supported by a yearly income from research grants of over £100 million.
They are at the forefront of particular research projects, including cancer screening in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to identify conserved genes that enhance or suppress epithelial tumour progression.
A major challenge they were facing was how to secure and future-proof the sheer volume of research data that is generated on an ongoing basis. Some of which must not only be preserved for the future but made accessible to fellow researchers and the general public.
The University of Nottingham wanted to find a partner who could help them provide a seamless process for researchers to upload their research, safe in the knowledge that it would be:
- Protected and safeguarded long term
- Securely accessible to those who need it (or are interested in it)
- Able to manage the large and complex datasets of today
- Able to scale to meet the evolving requirements of the University.
If you are interested in reading more about the University of Nottingham’s digital preservation journey click here.
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