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Can I lock and archive my study once it is complete?

Once a study is complete, we recommend performing the following actions:

1) Lock all records

2) Export a copy of the study data 

3) Set the study to 'Not Live' in the 'Settings' tab

4) Remove all users and study admins can reduce their own rightsIt is recommended that study admins leave themselves as the only user, and remove all user rights except 'View', 'Export' 'Manage Records' and 'Manage Settings'. 

5) Archive the study. Once the study is 'closed', you can archive the study in the 'My studies' overview, which will remove it from the overview for all users and prevent users from accessing it in future. Please note you must have 'Manage Settings' rights to be able to archive or un-archive a study. 

Data retention

Castor manages retention periods through its “Document management and retention policy”. Clinical Trial documents as defined by ICH-GCP E6 (R2): Good Clinical Practices Consolidated Guideline, FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11, or local/regional regulations are retained throughout the life cycle of the trial. 

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