DRAFT PI Data Access Policy

The NAASC ALMA Mirror archive will contain all observational data, including unreleased ASDMS and proprietary PI datasets. Access to these data is on a "need to know" basis. In particular, as a member of the ALMA ARC support staff, you may not have access to PI data before the proprietary period has expired, except under the following conditions:
  1. You have been assigned the task of investigating a commissioning or Science Operations issue. Written authorization must be given by the JAO (probably through a CSV or SciOps JIRA ticket). Locally, commissioning work is tracked & organized[1] by the Imaging Tiger Team (CBrogan lead), and SciOps work is tracked & organized[1] by the JAO Support Group (JHibbard lead)
  2. You have been assigned the task of investigating a software issue which requires access to PI data. Assignment will be through the s/w JIRA system. This work is tracked & organized[1] by the NAASC Software Group (BGlendenning lead)
  3. You have been assigned as the official data reducer for that dataset. Written authorization must be given by JAO (Baltasar Vila Vilaro, Lars and/or Andreas Lundgren or their designees, probably through a data reduction JIRA ticket). While data reduction is relegated to ARC staff on data reduction visits to Chile (with follow-up work back at the ARC), this work is tracked and organized[1] by JSG (JHibbard lead). Once ARC-based data reduction starts taking place, this work will be tracked and organized[1] by the Imaging Tiger Team (CBrogan lead)
  4. The data have been released to the ARC for distribution to the PI, and you have been assigned as the ARC "validator" of the data and QA2 products. The "validator" of a project is generally the ARC Contact Scientist identified in the P2G JIRA ticket. Substitutions are arranged through the DSG. This work is tracked & organized[1] by the DSG (MLacy lead).
  5. The data has been released to the PI/co-Is, and you are working with them (either as a collaborator, or for f2f support, or to answer a helpdesk ticket). This work is tracked & organized by the USG (CLonsdale lead)
  6. You are the PI or co-I, and the data has passed QA2 and been released for distribution

For use cases 1-5, use of the data shall be confined to the investigation of the observatory issue. It is not ethical to use the data for any scientific investigation, or as preparation for the same. No public presentation (e.g., at a conference) of these data shall be made.

[1] "Tracked & organized by...": these groups set up the processes for assigning and tracking this support. ARC staff must work with the leads to organize their participation in these processes. i.e., they do not arrange them directly with the JAO.

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2012-01-05

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