Storing sensitive data
To make sure your data is archived securely you should look for a Trustworthy Repository.
If possible choose a certified repository that matches the needs of your data regarding file formats, access and licensing. Look for a repository that provides a persistent and globally unique identifier, guidance on data citation and clear information on costs (if any). Re3data.org can give you information on what data repositories provide in terms of information, access, licensing, persistent identifiers, policy and certificates and standards.
When archiving your research data keep in mind to describe it with metadata so it can be findable for other researchers. Make sure the repository you’ve selected supports the metadata standards you are using for your data. You can find further information on metadata for research data here: What is metadata.
Remember that it can also be useful to store consent forms to the data, with restricted or closed access.
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