Systems

Data and Sample Storage

Once prepared and processed, a participant’s data and are transferred to their final storage locations within Imperial College.

For data, this means a database within an Imperial College ‘Secure Enclave,’ and for biosamples, this means long- term NIHR storage in Milton Keynes.

However, not all data is neatly organised within the database. There may be some participant datasets resulting from further research and analysis that, while technically available, are not in a format whereby they can be easily accessed and used by researchers (due to time and budget constraints, certain datasets may be prioritised over others when readying them for research).

I chose to represent the database administrator’s role in putting all incoming data in its proper place through the use swooping, disentangling lines that highlight the movement of data points from their initial to final location in the database.