Information Services Division


Research Data Storage Service

A large scale facility for storing research data whilst your project is ongoing.

Apply for an account

Request a new space for your research project.

Administration interface

Manage access and keep track of your storage quota.


Answers to common queries about this service.

Email support

General enquiries and requests for support should be sent to: researchdata-support@ucl.ac.uk


The Research Data Storage Service is a centrally-provided service for UCL researchers needing somewhere to store and share their research data during the active phase of a research project. It consists of a large capacity networked facility suitable for all shapes and sizes of data, including very large files.

Rather than providing personal data storage, the service follows a project-based approach. Researchers can create projects, define the membership of that project and how long they will last, then upload and download files to and from the designated project space. Files are accessible only to named project members. Projects may be extended, their membership altered, or storage quotas amended via the admin interface.


There is no charge for projects requiring up to 5TB. Above this, storage is charged at £50 per TB per year, which can usually be costed in to funding bids. If you’d like to discuss costs further please get in touch with the RDS team at researchdatasupport@ucl.ac.uk.

Research Data Storage guides

Mounting your storage on your PC

Managing your storage

Other access guides