Benefits of storing data in a recognised data centre

Improves data security

  • Reduces the risk of data loss
  • Provides early stage back-up and long-term data archiving

Enhances data quality and access

  • Facilitates better calibration and validation procedures
  • Provide easier access to co-sampled data

Ensures data acknowledgment and understanding

  • Protects intellectual efforts and retains recognition for data providers (see
  • Provides detailed information on data and methodologies
  • Trains young scientists on good data collection and management practices

Be involved in an international network

  • The IMBER IPO has initiated a metadata portal for IMBER-related projects. Through this facility, researchers can obtain and identify information and data from other projects
  • Access to related data will aid in linking of individual data sets and promoting scientific collaboration