Data Management and Retention Policy
The Principal Investigator (PI) of any experiment performed at ATLAS is the owner of the data produced in his/her specific experiment. In this capacity, the PI is the main point of contact for all aspects of an experiment including data handling and storage, record keeping, etc. ATLAS Users who generate and store data from experiments on ATLAS-owned computers and data-storage systems have access to their data for at least 30 days following the end of their measurement. After 30 days, the data may be removed from the ATLAS computers and data-storage systems. However, every effort will be made to contact the PI prior to data deletion and, in as much as possible, a copy of the data set will be kept at ANL for an additional 30 days. Data backup and copying utilities are available from the facility support staff to facilitate data transfer back to the home institutions of the PI.