During the research project, you need to consider storing and backing up your data. Opening, publishing, and preserving data after your research project is described in the next section Data sharing and preservation.
The following questions need to be considered during this stage:
Data storage services
Other data storage services include:
If you work with, for example, personal data, politically sensitive information or trade secrets:
Data security is one way of implementing data protection. It is intended to secure data and systems. Among other things, data security refers to organisational and technical measures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data, usability of systems and the rights of data subjects.
It is essential to consider data security issues, especially if your data is sensitive.
Consider the following questions about access control of your data:
Will your data of some part of the data be destroyed? For more information, see Data disposal by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD).
BSc/MSc/eMBA students ought to delete the data no later than 12 months after the thesis is submitted unless you plan to store, reuse or share your data for academic purposes other than completing your thesis/assignment (e.g., for a scientific publication).