According to the UC Research Data Policy, "PIs are responsible for deciding what Research Data should be preserved or dispositioned, provided that legal, funder, or contractual requirements are met. Principal Investigators are responsible for knowing retention requirements of their scholarly discipline, campus departments, funding agencies, and applicable law and regulation, and for following the most stringent of these multiple requirements." Principal Investigators must take the following key circumstances into account when determining the retention period:
Find more research records retention information in the UCSF snapshot of research records.
Best practices for archiving research data include: