Document Retention

What

Clinical research documents and data must be retained in accordance with ISMMS policies, federal regulations and the requirements of the study sponsor/funding agency.

ISMMS Data Retention Policy – Refer to the Faculty Handbook – Data Retention Policy.

Industry Sponsored Trials – Records must be retained for the length of time outlined in the contract with the sponsor.

Questions

Contact Research Compliance.

Document Storage

Data Storage

For Data Storage and Management information, refer to the Mount Sinai Information Technology page.

Records Management

For Records Management information, refer to the Mount Sinai Information Technology page.

Document Disposal

When

Industry Sponsored Studies – Once the contractual and regulatory document retention requirements have been met, contact the study sponsor to obtain written approval before disposing of Human Research records.The study team must ensure data disposal is compliant with the institutional regulations as outlined below.

How

Paper Records – Contact Research Compliance.

Questions

Contact Research Compliance.

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