Storage and data security

Researchers at Lund University are offered different data storage solutions depending on faculty affiliation. Talk to the research support at the library if you are unsure about where and how to best store your data, and we can help you find information or direct you to the right support function. 

How to proceed as a researcher at the School of Economics and Management?
If my data does not contain personal data or other sensitive data:

  • Use the server solution provided and backed up by LDC
  • Use LU Box, for sharing data with colleagues at other universities. You can read more about LU Box at the LDC webpage (see link below). 

If I work with personal data and other sensitive data:

  • Use LUSEC, a platform for storing, handling and analysing data in a high-secure way. This is possible due to encryption, two-factor authentication, secure user environment and controlled access to whom (at LU or outside) who reach the platform. Access to LUSEC can be purchased at the Medical Faculty, read more at the LUSEC webpage (see link below). 
  • Take precautions to prevent unauthorized access to personal data or other sensitive data. Make sure to store your data in a secure way, like in a strong box, see our page on Personal Data and Confidentiality

If you have questions regarding storage of large quantities of data you can contact LUNARC (the Center for Scientific and Technical Computing at Lund University)

If you use data from SCB in your research project, you can store your data in MONA (Microdata Online Access), which is a secure way of storing research data managed by SCB. 

At the Lund University staff pages you will find guidelines and advice on digital preservation. 

Further resources:

LDC webpage about LU Box

LUSEC webpage, Faculty of Medicine

Lund University staff pages about digital preservation




Last published: 2020-09-11