Disaster Planning

Effective disaster planning is essential for ensuring the safety of a digital repository’s staff and the sustainability of digital content and services. Disaster preparedness is also a primary responsibility of trusted digital repositories.

ICPSR’s disaster-planning policies and procedures reflect our efforts to adhere to community standards and practices in this area. On this page, we provide a series of documents demonstrating ICPSR’s approach to disaster preparedness. We hope this material can serve as examples to the research community of what effective disaster planning involves.