ACE-Asia Data Policy

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

  1. All investigators participating in ACE-Asia must agree to promptly submit their data to the central data base 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 investigators upon request. A list of ACE-Asia investigators will be maintained by the SSC and will include the principle investigators directly participating in the field experiment and the modellers 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 quality control the combined data set.

  4. It is the intent of the ACE science team that all data will be considered public domain at 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.