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Research data management

The general guidelines are 

Record type

Retention period

Storage and Disposal condition

laboratory based research

5 years from the date of any publication(s) arising from funded research

secure storage and secure disposal

clinical research (adult)

15 years

secure storage and secure disposal

clinical research (child)

25 years

secure storage and secure disposal

clinical research involving gene therapy

permanent retention

secure storage

research with community or heritage value

permanent retention

secure storage

 

External regulations

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC 2007 and as amended)

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (NHMRC 2007 and as amended)

Health Records Act 2000 (Vic)

Information Privacy Act 2002 (Vic)

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) Schedules 12/05 (2012) and 07/01(2015)

National Standard 1 – Governance (NSQHS)

 

Eye and Ear policies and procedures

Research Policy P18.0

Research Office Procedure: Research data storage, retention and disposal