The following University of Iowa policies and guidelines may have implications for your data management plans; managing data during research; sharing, publishing and preserving data; and closing or handing off research projects.

Division of Sponsored Programs

Research Data Policy:

Data Use Agreements:

Responsible Conduct of Research:

Researcher Handbook

5h. Data management: Research Records –

  • See full text. Excerpt: “At Iowa, researchers are encouraged to retain research data and records for a period of at least five years following publication to provide verification of the validity of the reported results, according to 27.6  of the University of Iowa Operations Manual.

7g. Data ownership and transfer –

IT Security and Policy Office

Institutional Data Policy:

Managing University Data (links to Data Classification Guidelines, Personally Identifiable Information, System Risk Analysis, Export Controls) –

Privacy Rules and HIPAA at The University of Iowa –

Computer Equipment Disposal –

Policy Roles and Responsibilities (Data Steward, Data Custodian, Authorized User…):

Institutional Data Access Policy (includes data classification):