Level 2

Research data that Duke Kunshan University has chosen to keep confidential but the disclosure of which would not harm the institution.


Unpublished research data, drafts of research papers, patent applications, or work-in-progress papers.

Storage Options:

To comply with requirements for Level 2 research data, any electronic devices used to collect or store data must be properly configured. Click here to download the Research Data Storage Charts.


Researchers, or the responsible investigators, have the obligation to ensure that, for all aspects of their research programs, sufficient records are kept to document the experimental methods and accuracy of data collection as well as the methods and accuracy of data interpretation.

Research data should be archived for a minimum of five years after final reporting or publication of a project (or longer if required by an external sponsor, law, rule, or regulation).  View the Duke Kunshan Policy on Research Records: Sharing, Retention and Ownership (log in needed).

How to Comply:

If you use an electronic device to collect and/or store Duke Kunshan Level 2 research data, you are responsible for ensuring it is secure and properly encrypted.  If your device is not encrypted and it will be used to collect or store research data, please contact Duke Kunshan’s IT Service Desk.