A key component of research data management plans is the archiving of data, samples and other research products, and the preservation of access to them. ITS can help Principal Investigators identify the requirements that must be satisfied by any data storage solution for data created as part of the data management and data sharing plans.
To minimize additional administrative workloads for sharing data, data repositories with common standards and an established infrastructure dedicated to the appropriate distribution of data would generally be ideal for data sharing.
“Case Western Reserve University must retain research data in sufficient detail and for an adequate period of time to enable appropriate responses to questions about accuracy, authenticity, primacy, and compliance with laws and regulations governing the conduct of the research. . .
“Research data must be archived for not less than three years after the final close-out or publication, whichever occurs last, with original data retained whenever possible. This should include reasonable and prudent practice for off-site back-up of electronic and hard-copy data. Where applicable, appropriate measures to protect confidential information must be taken. In addition, any of the following circumstances may justify longer periods of retention: