Information Services Division


User stories feedback: Louise Morgan, Institute of Ophthalmology: Research Data Storage Service

User story feedback on Research Facilitation. "They make a big difference in providing storage that is backed up and easy to use."

Summary: Louise contacted us in September 2018 seeking guidance on increasing storage of her team's N and S drives for their anonymised data. I provided guidance relevant to their need and suggested use of the Research Data Storage Service. Louise applied for that and they began using it about 2 weeks later. I organised a Researchers drop-in at the Institute in the 2nd week of October and we met there. Louise said she was happy with using RDS.


October 2018

Q1 Briefly, what were the queries or requirements you contacted us research facilitators about?

I needed more room to store the large amount of data (mostly images from microscopes) produced in my project.

Q2 What suggestions do you have for Research IT Service facilitators to improve on for a very similar request?

Make it clear to people who request more space on N: and S: drives that the Research Data Storage Service is available and can be used easily.

Q3 How far do you feel the applications / tools / services / advice we provided you with meet with your requirement?


Q4 If you were recommended tools or services (Research Data Services, Data Safe Haven, etc.), how effective was our facilitation service in providing you information and getting your accounts?


Q5 What differences, if any, do the recommended IT tools / services make to your research work compared to before you used such tools / services?

They make a big difference in providing storage that is backed up and easy to use.