"Data are at the centre of all research and it is essential that you take good care of research data to ensure that you do not lose all your hard work should something unexpected happen. Remember, recovering lost data is likely to take time, could be costly, and in the worst case scenario your data may even be impossible to recover" (Mantra. Keeping Research Data Safe: Introduction).
Choose storage options that are secure, include reliable backup strategies, and allow access control and encryption options.
Setting up a DC Teams group instead will allow you to share your working data seamlessly and securely, even with team members who are not College employees. To learn more see the Managing Data with Colleagues page in this guide.
Even a partial loss of your data could derail your entire research project, so it's crucial to set up a sensible back up strategy and schedule.
For more detailed advice about best practices in data storage and back up activities see Mantra's excellent online module: Keeping Research Data Safe