Data Policy

The access given to the data through this policy allows the sole and direct use of the data for scientific and educational activities. This categorically excludes the redistribution of data to third parties and the usage for commercial applications. Any commercial use of a dataset should be negotiated directly with the project coordinator and the owners of the dataset, who generally are those who have paid for the data collection. The contacts for such an agreement are F. Burnet ( and the dataset principal investigator whose name is mentioned in the Metadata.

The data were originally collected for specific purposes and no warranty is given as to their suitability for use by the recipient. The database centers, the data owners and the data principal investigators have no liability for any loss, damage, claim, demand, cost or expense directly or indirectly arising from any use, receipt or supply of data under this agreement.

The present data and publication policy may be revised in order to fit the project and database evolution at best, as deemed necessary by the SOFOG3D project and field experiment lead scientists.

Main data user obligations and rights

  • Data users are expected to directly contact the PIs of the data in order to offer collaboration. Any access to a dataset will automatically trigger an e-mail to the dataset PIs so that they are aware of who intends to use the data.
  • Co-authorship of the dataset users and dataset PIs shall be the rule for publications making significant use of a dataset (“significant” meaning that the dataset used is necessary for the paper acceptance). In any case, the origin of the data used in publications shall be appropriately acknowledged and referenced.
  • The agencies or institutions funding the SOFOG3D field experiment have to be acknowledged in any publication or communication using the data. A general paragraph of acknowledgment is proposed, which should be included in the acknowledgment in each publication that is based on SOFOG3D database: “The SOFOG3D field campaign was supported by METEO-FRANCE and ANR through grant AAPG 2018-CE01-0004. Data are managed by the French national center for Atmospheric data and services AERIS.”
  • Any publication making use of SOFOG3D data shall be transmitted in electronic form to the project coordinator as soon as it is submitted to a journal, conference or any other publication support. Changes in the publication may be required as deemed necessary to fit the present SOFOG3D Data and Publication policy. When published references shall be transmitted in electronic form to

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