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Title: Status Report of the DPHEP Study Group: Towards a Global Effort for Sustainable Data Preservation in High Energy Physics

Abstract

Data from high-energy physics (HEP) experiments are collected with significant financial and human effort and are mostly unique. An inter-experimental study group on HEP data preservation and long-term analysis was convened as a panel of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). The group was formed by large collider-based experiments and investigated the technical and organisational aspects of HEP data preservation. An intermediate report was released in November 2009 addressing the general issues of data preservation in HEP. This paper includes and extends the intermediate report. It provides an analysis of the research case for data preservation and a detailed description of the various projects at experiment, laboratory and international levels. In addition, the paper provides a concrete proposal for an international organisation in charge of the data management and policies in high-energy physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [8];  [9];  [4];  [8];  [4];  [10];  [11];  [5];  [12];  [4];  [13]
  1. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)
  2. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Padova (Italy)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  4. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  5. New York Univ., NY (United States)
  6. Lab. Nuclear Physics and High Energies (LPNHE), Paris (France)
  7. Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPI), Munich (Germany)
  8. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  9. Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)
  10. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Inst. of High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  11. Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Oxford (United Kingdom). Rutherford Appleton Lab. (RAL)
  12. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  13. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1074233
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-1005
arXiv:1205.4667
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: arXiv:1205.4667
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Computing, Experiment-HEP,COMP, HEPEX

Citation Formats

Akopov, Zaven, Amerio, Silvia, Asner, David, Avetisyan, Eduard, Barring, Olof, Beacham, James, Bernardi, Gregorio, Bethke, Siegfried, Boehnlein, Amber, Brooks, Travis, Browder, Thomas, Brun, Rene, Cartaro, Concetta, Cattaneo, Marco, Chen, Gang, Corney, David, Cranmer, Kyle, Culbertson, Ray, Dallmeier-Tiessen, Sunje, and Denisov, Dmitri. Status Report of the DPHEP Study Group: Towards a Global Effort for Sustainable Data Preservation in High Energy Physics. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Akopov, Zaven, Amerio, Silvia, Asner, David, Avetisyan, Eduard, Barring, Olof, Beacham, James, Bernardi, Gregorio, Bethke, Siegfried, Boehnlein, Amber, Brooks, Travis, Browder, Thomas, Brun, Rene, Cartaro, Concetta, Cattaneo, Marco, Chen, Gang, Corney, David, Cranmer, Kyle, Culbertson, Ray, Dallmeier-Tiessen, Sunje, & Denisov, Dmitri. Status Report of the DPHEP Study Group: Towards a Global Effort for Sustainable Data Preservation in High Energy Physics. United States.
Akopov, Zaven, Amerio, Silvia, Asner, David, Avetisyan, Eduard, Barring, Olof, Beacham, James, Bernardi, Gregorio, Bethke, Siegfried, Boehnlein, Amber, Brooks, Travis, Browder, Thomas, Brun, Rene, Cartaro, Concetta, Cattaneo, Marco, Chen, Gang, Corney, David, Cranmer, Kyle, Culbertson, Ray, Dallmeier-Tiessen, Sunje, and Denisov, Dmitri. Wed . "Status Report of the DPHEP Study Group: Towards a Global Effort for Sustainable Data Preservation in High Energy Physics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1074233.
@article{osti_1074233,
title = {Status Report of the DPHEP Study Group: Towards a Global Effort for Sustainable Data Preservation in High Energy Physics},
author = {Akopov, Zaven and Amerio, Silvia and Asner, David and Avetisyan, Eduard and Barring, Olof and Beacham, James and Bernardi, Gregorio and Bethke, Siegfried and Boehnlein, Amber and Brooks, Travis and Browder, Thomas and Brun, Rene and Cartaro, Concetta and Cattaneo, Marco and Chen, Gang and Corney, David and Cranmer, Kyle and Culbertson, Ray and Dallmeier-Tiessen, Sunje and Denisov, Dmitri},
abstractNote = {Data from high-energy physics (HEP) experiments are collected with significant financial and human effort and are mostly unique. An inter-experimental study group on HEP data preservation and long-term analysis was convened as a panel of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). The group was formed by large collider-based experiments and investigated the technical and organisational aspects of HEP data preservation. An intermediate report was released in November 2009 addressing the general issues of data preservation in HEP. This paper includes and extends the intermediate report. It provides an analysis of the research case for data preservation and a detailed description of the various projects at experiment, laboratory and international levels. In addition, the paper provides a concrete proposal for an international organisation in charge of the data management and policies in high-energy physics.},
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journal = {arXiv:1205.4667},
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year = {Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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