For research involving human subjects regulated by Health Canada:
25 years from date project is closed.
Retain or destroy at the discretion of the principal investigator/University.
For all other research involving human subjects:
5 years from date project is closed or in accordance with the terms and conditions of the research agreement or funding agency.
Retain or destroy at the discretion of the principal investigator/University or in accordance with the terms and conditions of the research agreement or funding agency.
NOTE: A clinical study is considered to be closed when the principal investigator determines that the study has ended AND the Research Ethics Board has issued notice that the project has been closed.
NOTE: The principal investigator must retain financial records for personal/professional accounting purposes. The University maintains and retains the financial records necessary for institutional reporting/auditing purposes and to meet retention requirements under the Income Tax Act.