Records Retention Schedules

The following documents are taken from the third iteration of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) generic records retention schedule.

JISC Records Retention Schedule and associated guidance

They can be freely used and adopted by departments as they stand. However greater benefit would be forthcoming if they were specifically adapted to the needs and requirements of departments and embedded into business activities. This can be achieved with the assistance of the Records Management Service. If you would like to investigate specific adaptation then please contact us:

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Retention Schedules - How long do documents need to be kept?

The University's records retention and disposal schedule is currently under review prior to the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Until such time that a new schedule is published, enquiries regarding the retention and disposal of particular types of records should be referred to the records manager, Matthew Zawadzki ( / x21128)