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IMECC Data policy

Agreed text on the IMECC data policy (.pdf) by the project consortium during the first annual meeting on 3-5 March, 2008 in Jena (Germany) at Max Planck Institute

IMECC Data Policy

IMECC will provide open and timely access to data of evaluated quality under conditions of fair use. IMECC will make available rapid delivery data of the best possible quality. However in using such data, any data user accepts the inherent limitations of such data, for example lack of validation and of various corrections. The quality of the data for each revision will be described in the accompanying information for each revision.

A dataset is defined as a time series of measurements of a physical quantity at a given site.

Each IMECC dataset will be provided continuously in a two-stage process.

    1) Data are provided to time-critical users.
    2) Data are made publicly available.

Every dataset will specify release times (days after measurement) for both these releases.

Details of policy:

• Every datum will be associated with a measurement uncertainty either explicitly or via metadata

• Only the current revision of the dataset will be visible at any time but all revisions must be recoverable.

User Registration

• Any data user accessing a dataset for the first time must register. This registration will be verified by an email to the user’s address which must be confirmed. Registration will only be necessary once.

• All downloads of data will be logged and the registration details made available to data providers on request.

Citation of NRT data

Anyone using IMECC-NRT is agreeing to acknowledge its authors. The first step is to contact the providers, and questions of citation should be part of this contact. In every case IMECC-NRT should also be referenced as:

[IMECC-NRT, 2008],

and the IMECC project must be acknowledged in the following way:

We acknowledge the support of the European Commission through the IMECC Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) project under the 6th Framework Program (contract number 026188)

and in a list of references as:

IMECC-CO2NRT: Infrastructure for Measurement of the European Carbon Cycle Near real time processing of atmospheric Co2 data. Data available on HYPERLINK “http//www.imecc.org” www.imecc.org, 2008. We acknowledge the support of the European Commission through the IMECC Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) project under the 6th Framework Program (contract number 026188)

 

Contact: Ernest Koffi

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IMECC Data

Some of IMECC products can be found from the following web sites

NA2: Networking Design Tool

NA3: Quality Control for Atmospheric Measurements

NA6: Terrestrial Carbon Data Centre

JRA1: Near Real Time CO2 concentrations

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