Data Storage Policy

Data acquired in the core facilities will be stored on the Bindley server in active, accessible storage for six months after acquisition. The IT team regularly backs up this data into Fortress, Purdue’s long term data archive. After six months, data will no longer be retained in active storage. Users who need data retrieved from the Fortress archive may be charged a fee. It is the users responsibility to move data from the Bindley server to a personal storage site within the six month time frame.

Purdue offers several options for individual labs to store research data. A summary of all data storage solutions available at Purdue may be found at