Your Modern Source for High-Quality Legal Research.

The Iron Mountain® Global Research service shifts the paradigm of how legal research is compiled, curated, and delivered for retention schedules. Using a proven step-by- step consulting methodology, our legal experts define and build a research library tailored to your organization’s risk profile, sized to your global footprint.

The Iron Mountain Global Research service is the industry’s first subscription-based international retention research product. You can access 30,000+ high-quality legal citation compiled by top retention experts around the globe. That retention data is meticulously curated by our in-house legal team and delivered digitally to you through the Iron Mountain Policy Center solution. Our methodologies provide you with the following advantages:

The Power of the Network

Count on accurate legal information from local legal experts around the world supervised by our in-house team of legal staff:

  • Legal information is compiled by top independent law firms local to each jurisdiction
  • Research partners undergo multiple quality check reviews and must pass a formal research submission test to confirm adherence to our Global Research Service Style Guide and Checklist before being accepted into our global research network
  • Each firm submits their research through our proprietary web application
  • All retention research is subjected to rigorous quality workflow checks by our in-house counsel to ensure that it’s relevant, complete, and consistent
  • Legal issues can be referred back through the network to the appropriate law firm
Global Research & Policy Center workflow

Delivered Digitally

  • Each research item includes over three dozen individual pieces of metadata to help you immediately understand a requirement
  • Each Global Research service citation, or Source, includes 26 descriptive fields to provide a summary and detailed citation review, as well as access to original citation text
  • Research is indexed by legal subject matter and jurisdiction
  • Multiple legal requirement types can be sorted and searched to help you better understand your retention obligations

Online Alerts for Maintenance Updates

As part of your subscription to Iron Mountain Global Research, you automatically receive subscription updates from our legal network.

  • New and updated regulations are delivered automatically via Iron Mountain Policy Center
  • Approve new or changed information via a maintenance dashboard immediately, as it arrives
  • Instantly publish retention policy revisions to your entire enterprise, keeping everyone in sync with the latest regulations

Legal Sources Connected to Your Record Classes

  • Your Iron Mountain consultants can map your research feed with tags to help you locate the citations or retention requirements you need faster
  • Accelerate the creation of your retention schedule and speed up delivery of relevant maintenance changes
  • Tag-driven searches (vs. “free” searches) return more accurate results because the embedded tags use descriptors about the record class to help find the specific pieces of information you seek

Gain Confidence with Certified Research

  • You can select this optional service to receive third-party “certification,” of your Global Research service data
  • You can follow Iron Mountain’s established process to coordinate the certification of your research. This optional, additional layer of certainty provides confidence that the legal research you receive is vetted and accurate
  • Popular with organizations in highly regulated industries

With Iron Mountain’s new subscription-based records retention and legal research solution you can:

  • Receive continuously updated retention guidelines curated by experts and pushed to you immediately
  • Systematically share retention schedules with your content infrastructure from the cloud through an open API
  • Uniformly apply policy regardless of information format or location
  • Use collaboration tools to centralize version control through discussions with all stakeholders