The University and its members are responsible for the stewardship of the research records created, acquired, managed or preserved. Good stewardship procedures will ensure that research records are managed and preserved for future scholarship, that research records can be verified and that confidential, personally identifying, identifiable and/or sensitive information is appropriately safeguarded.
Researchers are required to be familiar with, and follow, the Research Records Stewardship Guidance Procedure, which:
- provides principle-based guidance for research records stewardship;
- advises on best practices in research records management and preservation;
- defines key considerations in the production, maintenance and protection of research data and records containing identifiable information on human participants; and
- defines key considerations and minimum requirements for research records retention.