From January 2015, each researcher needs to comply with the following storage protocol.
Published data. When data are published, it is obligatory that they are stored. This currently happens at the psychology server ‘Big Brother’ (bigbrother.fmg.uva.nl/publications), maximally 1 month after (online) publication. All staff members should have a personal folder at the psychology server (bigbrother.fmg.uva.nl/publications). You can submit a request for a folder via http://labs.psychologie.uva.nl/ondersteuning/systeembeheer-accounts/systeembeheer-accounts.html. Your personal folder can then be accessed with your UvAnetID. During 2017, there will be a new system, Figshare. All folders will be transferred to Figshare, and we will inform you about this process in due time.
Data storage. Before publication, all research data and related materials collected from 1 January 2015 onwards should be properly stored (see below), for example on the P-drive of your computer or an external disk, but in at least two physically separate locations. Only when data are published, storage at Big Brother is required.
Who stores? All staff members are lead scientists and responsible for appropriate data storage. This also applies to PhD students and post docs. BA and Master students should be taught to follow the new storage rules and are required to submit a folder to their supervisor, containing their thesis and the data and research materials upon completion of their project. The supervisor will upload these data in the publication folder (see 1) on Big Brother if they become part of a publication.