MEGAPOLI Data Policy and Data Protocol
According to Ether policy the exchange of data and products are of free access for scientific usage.
The MEGAPOLI Data Base and services represent a great interest for the international scientific community, so it is our philosophy to maximize the scientific use of the observations and to have a large scientific output in atmospheric and climate research.
Candidate users are invited to sign the MEGAPOLI data protocol which commits themselves on four obligations :
- to use data for their own account for a scientific use only, without any direct or indirect commercial use,
- not to redistribute of these data to third parties,
- to include acknowledgements in publications with those sentences :
«Data used have been produced in the frame of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP/2007-2011 within the project MEGAPOLI,grant agreement n°212520, with additional support of the French ANR and LEFE/CHAT MEGAPOLI-PARIS projects.
The authors acknowledge Ether the French data centre for atmospheric chemistry, created and co-directed by CNES (the French Space Agency) and INSU-CNRS (National Institute of Sciences of the Universe) to support the MEGAPOLI database.»
- in case of publication to contact the MEGAPOLI Principal Investigator according to the dataset used (see in the meta data) and to offer co-authorship ;
each data owner has the right to refuse to allow his/her work to be used in another publication prior to his/her own publication of the work. The data owner must
then publish the work within reasonable time (12 months after the request).