For short-term research projects, that are for assessment purposes only (e.g. research projects completed by students), retention of research data for 12 months after completion of the project may be sufficient.
For clinical trials, data should be retained for a minimum of 15 years for adult studies or 25 years for paediatric studies.
For areas such as gene therapy, research data must be retained permanently (e.g. patient records).
Student led or observational studies are to be retained for 7 years plus 2 year after publication.
If the work has community or heritage value, research data should be kept permanently, preferably within a national collection.
Metro South Research General Contact Number Ph: +61 7 3443 8065
Metro South Health Human Research Ethics (HREC) Office Ph: +61 7 3443 8049
Metro South Health Research Governance Office Ph: +61 7 3443 8050
Metro South Health Research Support Coordinator and Grants Administration Office Ph: +61 7 3443 8057
Metro South Health Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Ph: +61 7 3176 4410
Metro South Health Cancer Collaborative Biobank (CCB) Ph: +61 7 3176 5835