Since June 2006, Pacific BioLabs (PBL) has scanned, and will continue to scan, all study reports sent to clients, all raw data to support those reports, and any study-related documentation submitted to PBL. PBL’s hardware/software scanning system is validated to comply with GMP and GLP regulations and all scanned records will be retained at PBL for at least 10 years after the study or testing is complete.
There are two archive options for paper records, PBL can send the paper records to the client immediately after the study ends or PBL can store the paper records for one year and then discard the paper records. GLP specimens (tissue, blocks and slides) will be stored by PBL at no charge for the first year after study completion. Paper records and specimens are property of the client and will be returned upon request. If your company requires an alternative archiving policy from a CRO, a request can be made in writing, either through an official document such as a Master Service Agreement (MSA) or by a less formal method such as an email.