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Research Records: Sharing, Retention, and Ownership

The University, its faculty, and its trainees have a common interest and a shared responsibility to assure that research is appropriately recorded, shared, and retained. Consequently, researchers have a responsibility to retain original research results, in whatever form they may take, for a reasonable length of time to protect intellectual property rights, support scholarly collaboration and publication*, and answer any questions that may arise about the conduct of the research. The University likewise has an interest in, and shared responsibility for, assuring that research is appropriately recorded, archived, and available for review under appropriate circumstances. Consequently, in May 1994, the University adopted a policy on Data Retention and Access which was revised in January 2007 and renamed Research Records: Sharing, Retention, and Ownership.The complete text of the revised policy is available in Appendix P.

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