Research Storage Service

As a researcher, have you been storing and sharing your digital data and files with other researchers around the world on Dropbox? While Dropbox is a handy tool to share files with others, it contravenes the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Files stored on Dropbox are stored offshore and cannot be assured as fully secure.

Griffith University’s Research Storage Service is available to all researchers and facilitates the storing, sharing and synchronising of digital data at the university. It is designed as a replacement for data stored on external hard drives or DVDs that researchers have accumulated, and to ensure that data is stored in a fully secure location in Australia. The service may be used by researchers, staff associated with research and HDR candidates.


To request an account , visit the website at and fill in the Contact Us web form or ask a colleague who has an account to add you as a user. After confirmation of the creation of your account, you can access it anytime and anywhere using your Griffith login, Google+ or Linked In details.

All data and files on your work computer or mobile devices can be mirrored through a sync mechanism that you can set up within the service. Changes to synced files on a local computer will be reflected immediately in the corresponding file in the Research Storage service.

For answers to your questions about the service, read the FAQ website, the User Manual, fill in the Contact Us web form or phone extension 55555.