The Research Data Store (RDS) provides a central location to securely store digital research data. For access, create a project with Research Data Storage in Researcher Dashboard (DashR).
The below access instructions apply if your DashR project was created on or after 29 May 2020. If your project was created before 29 May 2020, refer to the legacy instructions at the end of this page.
You can access RDS by "mapping a network drive" the following network path:
Refer to the following guides for information on mapping RDS as a network drive:
If your project has Artemis HPC access, you can access RDS project data on login nodes and data transfer nodes in the /rds directory. You may also access your data via a SFTP server. For information about SFTP access, refer to the Research Computing Optimised Storage (RCOS) guide.
Troubleshooting connection issues
- RDS can only be mapped as a network drive on-campus. If you are off-campus, connect to the University VPN before connecting to RDS.
- Only one set of UniKey credentials can connect to RDS from one computer at one time. If you have connected to RDS using a different set of UniKey credentials (for example, if you are using a shared computer and someone else has left their RDS drive mapped), disconnect their network drive before mapping your RDS share.
- MacOS users may need to disconnect and reconnect their network drives if their existing mapped network drive stops working.
Project data is accessible via SFTP in addition to the above access method. For information on this access method, refer to the RCOS guide.
Other University supported research data platforms
RDS is one of many research data storage platforms offered by the University. For more information about other research data storage platforms, visit https://sydney.edu.au/research-data-platforms. For information about data security classification, visit the security classification of research data page of the Services Portal.
Legacy RDS storage
If your project was created before 29 May 2020, you will have either "Classic RDS" or "Research Computing Optimised Storage" (RCOS). To access your storage, refer to the relevant guide: