Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get access?

To gain access, submit a Project Request.

Complete the storage application form, providing us the requested details (such as your project details). On submission you will be scheduled for a consultation visit from a member of eResearch Services.


What can I store?

You can use this service to store primary data and associated documentation from research projects being conducted at Griffith University.

The university is offering this service specifically to help researchers fulfil the requirements of the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research and Griffith's Best Practice Guidelines for Researchers: Managing Research Data and Primary Materials.

This service should not be used to store the following:

  • Information that you do not have permission to share because of copyright (e.g. articles downloaded from subscription library databases) or ethical or contractual restrictions
  • Information that is highly sensitive and requires greater than usual security measures e.g. medical records or data subject to the Defence Trade Controls Act (2012).

What if I have more complex storage needs?

If your research project has complex storage needs, please contact eResearch Services support team for further discussion on options available for you.

If you are unsure about whether your data requires extra security controls, please seek advice from the research ethics and integrity service in the Office for Research.


Mounting Research Drive on OSX

From Finder select the Go menu item, then use the Connect to server option on the menu dropdown.

Once the network folder interface pops up use cifs://researchdata.student.ad.griffith.edu.au/data as the folder address.

Once you have completed these steps you will be presented with a finder window showing the Research Drive and all the folders you have access to.


Mounting Research Drive on Windows

From My Computer select the Map network drive menu item

Once the server selection interface pops up use \\researchdata.student.ad.griffith.edu.au\data as the server address.

Once you have completed these steps you will be presented with a Windows Explorer window showing the Research Drive mounted on your system.


Which Research Storage service is right for me?

Please check our suitability quiz. It's just a few questions and should help you find the service you're looking for.