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Suggested Citation:"C RULES GOVERNING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CDAW-9 DATABASE." National Research Council. 1993. National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2109.
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Appendix C
Rules Governing Access to and Use of the CDAW-9 Database

Certain projects operate under a set of rules (e.g., the Rules of the Road of the Dynamics Explorer and the International Sun-Earth Explorer Missions) which identify obligations of investigators and researchers with regard to data provided by other investigators. Because the activities of and principal publication by members of the Coordinated Data Analysis Workshop (CDAW) are, by design, collaborative efforts which greatly extend this interchange of data within the research community, the following rules were adopted for CDAW-9. If a conflict were identified between these rules and the rules governing a data set provided to CDAW-9, the flight project rule would be adopted and an amended copy of the CDAW-9 rules forwarded to each member.

  1. Access to the CDAW-9 database will be granted to established, participating members of CDAW-9. Members who withdraw from participation in CDAW-9 are obligated to continue to respect the rules established here.

    CDAW members are those scientists belonging to institution-specific research teams providing data to the CDAW-9 database, and/or belonging to modeling/theory teams whose participation is invited by the CDAW Program Committee. CDAW members are also those individuals who, through regular attendance at regularly scheduled workshops, make significant contributions to organizing, reformatting, and interpreting data in the database.

  2. Members of CDAW-9 may share data with members of their research team, but are not entitled to further distribute data provided by other investigators. The CDAW-9 member is responsible to CDAW-9 for ensuring that these rules are followed by members of his/her research team.

  3. The CDAW-9 database is established solely for correlative studies by members of the CDAW. Access to the database and support software provides individual members of CDAW the means of correlating the established data sets. Preparation of an established data set is the responsibility of the investigator who supplies the data, and is not to be undertaken by other members of the CDAW.

  4. When an investigator's data are used in the analysis of an event, the investigator responsible for providing these data should be kept informed of what they are being used for, should be invited at an early and appropriate time to participate in the correlative analysis, must be invited to participate as a co-author of a research paper or abstract, and must be given a reasonable oppor-

NOTE: Reprinted from unpublished material developed internally for use by participants in Coordinated Data Analysis Workshop-9, one of a series of voluntary programs sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Suggested Citation:"C RULES GOVERNING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CDAW-9 DATABASE." National Research Council. 1993. National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2109.
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tunity to review that work prior to submission for publication. If an investigator chooses to decline co-authorship after reviewing the work, that investigator is still encouraged to provide a critical review to the principal author if a disagreement exists concerning the interpretation of that investigator's data.

  1. If an investigator declines co-authorship of a paper, an acknowledgement of that investigator's participation shall be provided. Authors are reminded that acknowledgements of the joint efforts of CDAW participants, the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), and of the Space Physics Analysis Network (if appropriate) assist in making these efforts more visible to the research community and supporting agencies, and assist in establishing and enhancing future joint activities.

  2. New CDAW members will be welcome at any time, and in particular after the first major (series of) publication(s) of CDAW-9 results. These new members will abide by these rules of the road. Unrestricted access to the database will be granted no later than May 1994, and possibly earlier if the Program Committee, after polling the members, determines to do so. Investigators will be given the opportunity to withdraw their data from the CDAW-9 database prior to this public release.

  3. Submission of data to the NSSDC for CDAW-9 by an investigator does not constitute submission of data to the NSSDC as part of any contractual obligation.

  4. Summary plots of DE-1 and -2 data and of DE-1 and Viking auroral imaging survey slides are provided to identify scientifically interesting periods. They are designed to support data analysis efforts only, and are not to be used for any other purpose without the specific authorization of the appropriate Principal Investigators. The DE-1 and -2 summary plots contain unverified data.

  5. The DE-1 and Viking auroral imagery Principal Investigators have reserved the exclusive right to pursue magnetic conjugacy studies with their imaging data, for the time being. Thus, such studies are ''off limits" to CDAW-9 members until the relevant Principal Investigators waive this right. It is expected that such a waiver will occur in the not-too-distant future.

Suggested Citation:"C RULES GOVERNING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CDAW-9 DATABASE." National Research Council. 1993. National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2109.
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Suggested Citation:"C RULES GOVERNING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CDAW-9 DATABASE." National Research Council. 1993. National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2109.
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