In order to comply with the UW Institutional records retention schedules for IRB applications, this summer, ARROW IT and IRB will begin the process of permanently deleting applications from ARROW that have reached their scheduled record retention period. The retention period for studies that were IRB approved or exempted is 7 years after the study was closed.

You will receive an automated email from ARROW ~ 30 days prior to deletion of these protocols.

As with the paper applications that have reached their retention period and been confidentially destroyed by the IRB, when the application is deleted from ARROW, all associated documents (all versions of the protocol, stamped consents, approval letters, minutes, etc.) will also be deleted.

Detailed information, including what to do if you believe you must maintain records for longer than the IRB, will be included in the protocol-specific emails to the PI and point of contact prior to disposition.