Our goals for data archiving are:
- A high-quality long-term archive for raw data taken under all non-proprietary proposals.
- A robust mechanism for handling future storage-technology changes, including retrieval of data.
- To leverage Australian Government initiatives in e-Science, to the benefit of our users.
- A belief that the scientific world is heading towards more open-access to raw data taken at publicly funded research facilities (e.g. telescopes, the Human Genome Project, etc.)
- A need to show a clear and transparent return on investment to the Australian Government, for its capital and operational investment in OPAL and its instruments.
- The desire to protect scientific priority for our users (especially PhD students), for a reasonable period.
These considerations only apply to non-proprietary research at OPAL, with the following definitions of proprietary and non-proprietary research.
Fee-for-service & 100% ownership of data
Safety review of proposed
|Scientific peer review of proposal (including safety review) |
Raw data will be deposited in a public-access archive after 3 years, unless requested to do otherwise by PI of proposal.
|Other useful webpages:||Data Access Policy at the Australia Telescope|