To establish responsibility for the retention of records, including documentation supporting project expenditures, in accordance with the sponsors’ requirements. Since its implementation in 2007 these records are stored electronically via document imaging system
May 2021Responsible Office
1. All records which support sponsored project activities must be retained as follows:
|RECORD CATEGORY||RETENTION SCHEDULE|
|Administrative Records||Up to 7* years after completion of research **, as specified by individual agency requirements (please take a moment to read the explanations of the asterisks set forth below; these apply to all uses of “up to 7” and “completion of research” found on thispage)|
|Financial Records||Up to 7 years after completion of research|
|Scientific Records||Up to 7 years after completion of research|
|Protocols and related documents (including consents and indemnification) on grants and contracts covering the use of human subjects and animals in research||Permanent.|
|Sponsored research||Up to 7 years unless a longer period is required by sponsor contract|
|Research involving investigational drugs||Up to 7 years after completion of research of possibly longer (see requirements of 21CFR312.62 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-retrieve.html#page1)|
|IRB records; minutes, agendas, other records||Up to 7 years after completion of research|
|Research involving medical devices||Up to 7 years after completion of research|
*This retention period is a maximum retention period. Lesser retention periods are dictated by applicable agency(s) requirements.
**”Completion of Research” refers to the period after the final close out of the grant and after all final documents have been submitted. These submitted documents include Financial Status Reports, Progress Reports, Invention Reports and Property Reports.
Contracts – In general, records must be retained for a period of three years from the date of payment of the final invoice by the sponsor.
2. If a department or school is uncertain as to whether or not the record retention requirements have been satisfied, the records should not be destroyed without the advice and consent of Research Services
The source of this document is Research Services