The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Data Management and Retrieval Practices

Data Retention Policy

The user community and its sponsoring organizations are very diverse with differing requirements for data retention. The APS cannot guarantee indefinite data archival. Users of the APS are responsible for meeting the data management requirements of their home institutions and funding agencies. Once data have been provided to the user group, the user group is responsible for managing the long-term retention of their data.

The ownership of data generated at the APS is governed by the User Agreement in place between the user group and the facility. Refer to your User Agreement for more details.

Data Retention Practices

The APS is committed to providing its users with their data in a timely and convenient fashion. Experiment data and metadata collected at APS beamlines may be stored at and retrieved from the facility for at least 3 months.


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