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Research support

Curtin provides a range of research tools and resources to assist researchers in the pursuit of research excellence, inputs and impact.

Data analysis, sharing and storage

Manage, store, present and share data, and connect with other researchers.


Cloudstor is a super-fast file sharing and cloud storage system designed for researchers. As an AARNet-connected institution, Curtin can offer each of its researchers access to one terabyte of free storage. Cloudstor is not appropriate for sharing and storing confidential or sensitive information.

Curtin Institute for Data Science (CIDS)

The Curtin Institute for Data Science (CIDS) was established to meet this increasing demand for computational modelling, data analytics, and visualisation. The CIDS initiates and fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education programs with researchers.


OneDrive for Business is Curtin’s preferred and supported cloud file sharing tool. OneDrive for Business gives Curtin employees the ability to easily and securely share information, whether it be individual files or entire folders, with University colleagues as well as external collaborators.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more.

Research Data Management Planning Tool

Curtin’s Research Data Management Planning Tool helps researchers to create their own data management plan, taking them step-by-step through the requirements.

Research Drive

The Research Drive is a shared network drive at Curtin for storing active research data and meeting data retention requirements. Staff researchers can directly request storage for individual Curtin projects; Supervisors can request storage on behalf of their HDR students. Contact Curtin’s Digital Technology Services (DTS) on ext 9000 for assistance.