Accurate research records are an essential and required component of any research related project. Both the University of Texas at Dallas and the Principal Investigator have responsibilities and rights concerning access to, use of, and maintenance of original research data regardless of the source of funding for the project.

Please note that except where precluded by the specific terms of a sponsored agreement, tangible research property, including the scientific data and other records of research conducted by the faculty or staff of the University, belongs to the University.

The University of Texas at Dallas follows the following internal Office of Research policy, Sponsored Projects Record Retention, which outlines the requirements and procedures for retaining official Sponsored Projects grant documents, and The University of Texas at Dallas Record Retention policies and requirements.

Related Policies and Guidance

The University of Texas Record Retention Schedule

Allowable Cost on federally funded Contracts and Grants

The University of Texas at Dallas Expenditure Policy (UTDBP3097)

OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)

OMB 2 CFR Part 220

The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

The Office of Sponsored Projects