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COVID-19 Information | RDC’s plan to deliver quality education this fall

How long must I safeguard / store/ retain research data before I can destroy it?

How long data should be stored depends on the data, its format, and discipline-specific guidelines. The secure safeguarding of your research participants’ data is crucial to respecting their privacy and it helps you fulfill your confidentiality obligations.  You should follow disciplinary standards and practices for the collection, protection, retention or destruction of data.

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