ACD 306–01: Retention of Research Data
To document responsibilities and requirements for retention of research data
Office of the University Provost
Office of Knowledge and Enterprise Development
Principal investigators for sponsored projects
Research records such as laboratory notebooks and any other records necessary to replicate and evaluate research results should be retained in accordance with the standards of a faculty member’s respective discipline, sponsors terms and conditions, and Arizona State University’s record retention policies.
The principal investigator (PI) of a research project, whether sponsored or unsponsored, has the primary responsibility of maintaining the research records and data collected on behalf of the university. The PI is responsible for data collection, recording, storage, authorizing data access, record retention, and implementing best practices from the PI’s discipline.
For more information about faculty ethics and responsibilities, please see:
For related research policies, please see the Research and Sponsored Projects Policies and Procedures Manual: