Research Data StoreΒΆ

The Research Data Store (RDS) provides large scale, enterprise grade storage for Cambridge research data associated with principal investigators. It is ideal for research groups that wish to store data on an enterprise storage platform that is optimised for performance and cost. RDS is directly available on HPC platforms and can be used for data processing on HPCS and CSD3.

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It is important to note that the platform only stores one copy of data and does not have any backup functionality. You need to ensure that the data that you store on RDS are also backed up elsewhere. Please Contact Us if you require assistance with this.


From 1 November 2022, all CSD3 systems will require MFA (MultiFactor Authentication) in order to login, this includes access to storage projects via the SSH Gateways. For more information see the full page outlining the steps required - MultiFactor Authentication (MFA)