The Records Management Office (RMO) provides a number of archiving and records management services, including the transfer, retrieval, and destruction of Laboratory records at no charge to the customer. This service includes consultation, boxing, transporting, processing, and indexing of research and development (R&D) records.
Before researchers leave the Lab, they should contact R&D Records Specialist Beret Ranelletti (BARanelletti@lbl.gov, extension 4685) to discuss their scientific records.
Please note that all records are not kept permanently. Under the DOE R&D Records Retention Schedule, most are kept from 10-25 years. Only 5% of records are permanent. This means that most likely you will get notices for destruction of the records at some point. If you choose not to have them destroyed by the Federal Records Center and we cannot reschedule them, you will be given the records back. Federal records must remain on site. They cannot be stored at home. Because work space is limited, we encourage the destruction of records when it is no longer a legal requirement to keep them.
Records Management Policy
- DOE ORDER 243.1B Adm Chg 1 Records Management Program
- LBNL Requirements and Policies Manual – Archives and Records Management Policy
- 36 CFR Chapter XII, subchapter B – Records Management
- LBNL Prime Contract DEAR Clause – Access to and Ownership of Records
- Records Liaison Program – LBNL Records Liaison Officers
What RMO archives:
- Lab notebooks
- Conference materials
- Division reviews
What RMO won’t take:
- LBL reports (RMO already has them)
- Journal articles or any publications (they can be found elsewhere – RMO is only interested in original material)
- Travel (RMO obtains the original records from the Travel Office)