There are two types of data that are archived:
- Scientific studies and for these the archive will include for each one a description of study, raw data, analyzed data, reports, and publications.
- Data related to the management of the program and projects
The knowledge and supporting data generated in a research institution are its most valuable assets, and the management and safeguard of this is a core responsibility. The purpose of the archiving of scientific studies is ensure that the generated data and knowledge is stored in an adequate format and properly documented so that scientists or professionals in the future may utilize the data and knowledge to answer additional questions or apply the knowledge in relation to development work.