Retention framework for research data and records

The framework supports risk proportionate decision-making for retention of research data and records. It is primarily for UKRI employed staff in MRC institutes.



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This framework is primarily for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) employed staff in Medical Research Council (MRC) institutes.

The framework provides guidance on:

  • how to make risk proportionate decisions about the retention or potential destruction of research data and related material
  • the importance of documenting, and keeping a record of, any decisions relating to the retention (or destruction), of research data and related material
  • where you can access further guidance to make these decisions with appropriate support

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