Data storage

Once collected, data needs to be appropriately stored. Storage requirements vary, depending on the type of data. The key elements to consider are:

  • security of the data, particularly where it is classified as in-confidence or above
  • ease of data retrieval.

You also need to store the detailed data specifications in a way that will allow the data to be reproduced at appropriate intervals for cyclical evaluations, ongoing trend analysis and quality assurance processes.

    Last modified: 13 Jan 2015QC 25789