Ace-Asia Data Policy


The following data protocols, established for ACE-1 and ACE-2, will hold for all ACE-Asia participants:

  1. All investigators participating in ACE-Asia must agree to promptly submit their processed data to the ACE-Asia Archive to facilitate intercomparison of results, quality control checks and inter-calibrations, and an integrated interpretation of the combined data set.

  2. All data shall be promptly provided to other ACE-Asia investigators upon request. A list of ACE-Asia investigators will be maintained by the ACE-Asia Science Team and will include the principle investigators directly participating in the field experiment and the modelers who have provided guidance in the planning of ACE-Asia activities.

  3. During the initial data analysis period (one year after the data were collected), no data may be provided to a third party (journal articles, presentations, research proposals, other investigators) without the consent of the investigator who collected the data. This initial analysis period is designed to provide an opportunity to adequately quality control the combined data set.

  4. It is the intent of the ACE-Asia science team that all data will be considered public domain one year following the end of the ACE-Asia field experiment and that any use of the data will include either acknowledgment or co-authorship at the discretion of the investigator who collected the data.