IRB Record Retention

Records relating to the approved research (e.g., consent forms) under 45 CFR 46 must be retained by the investigator for at least (3) three years after completion of the research. An investigator who leaves the university prior to the end of the 3-year retention period must notify the IRB, specifying the new location of the records. If records are maintained by a student or research assistant, the records must be turned over to the faculty member after the research has been conducted.