EPIC-2001 Data Policy

  1. All investigators participating in EPIC-2001 must agree to promptly submit their processed data to the EPIC-2001 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 EPIC-2001 investigators upon request. A list of EPIC-2001 investigators will be maintained by the NCAR/EOL EPIC Team and will include the principle investigators directly participating in the field experiment and the modelers who have provided guidance in the planning of EPIC-2001 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 NCAR/EOL EPIC-2001 team that all data will be considered public domain one year following the end of the EPIC-2001 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.