TORERO Data Policy

  1. All investigators participating in TORERO agree to promptly submit their level 1 (quality controlled preliminary) data to the TORERO Data Archive Center (TDAC) at the latest by the end of the six-month period (31 August 2012) from the end of the field campaign to facilitate inter-comparison of results, quality control checks and inter-calibrations, as well as an integrated interpretation of the combined data set.

  2. Level 2 data (final data) is to be provided by 28 February 2013.

  3. During the initial data analysis period, defined as a one-year period following the agreed submission deadline to the TORERO archive (31 August 2013), TORERO PIs will have exclusive access to this data. This initial analysis period is designed to provide the investigators ample time to publish their results.

  4. Affiliate scientists are those who contribute data or modeling products to the TORERO archive. Affiliate status is to be coordinated through the PI.

  5. All data shall be promptly provided to other TORERO investigators upon request. All TORERO investigators will have equal access to all data. A list of TORERO investigators will be maintained by NCAR/EOL and will include the Principal Investigators (PIs) directly participating in the field experiment as well as collaborating scientists who have provided guidance in the planning and analysis of TORERO data.

  6. All TORERO archive data will be considered public domain 18 months after the end of the field campaign (i.e., on 31 August 2013 and thereafter).

  7. Investigator(s) who collected the data and the TORERO PI must be notified of the intent to use TORERO data well before any data is to be provided to a third party (e.g., journal articles, presentations, research proposals, other investigators). It is strongly encouraged that PIs responsible for acquisition of data, and the responsible PI for the TORERO dataset be invited to become collaborators and co-authors on any projects, publications and presentations. Should the PIs decide to decline the offer of co-authorship, their contribution should be acknowledged appropriately.

  8. The following acknowledgement is suggested as part of publications that use TORERO data: The Tropical Ocean tRoposphere Exchange of Reactive halogen species and Oxygenated VOC (TORERO) project is funded by the National Science Foundation under award AGS-1104104 (PI: Volkamer). The acquisition of the xxx data was carried out by Dr. Yyyyy (name of instrument PI) using the zzzz instrument and was funded by wwww (if pertinent). The involvement of the NSF-sponsored Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities, managed and operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), is acknowledged. The data was downloaded from the TORERO Data Archive, which is maintained by NCAR EOL.