8.3. Data Protocol and Availability

Data Protocol and Availability

NIF is a user facility where experiments are conducted by a wide range of users for many different applications. Diagnostics for these experiments will include facility diagnostics as well as user-provided diagnostics. Diagnostics policies are as follows:

  • All core diagnostics will be integrated into the NIF data archival system.
  • Data obtained from all core NIF target diagnostics belong to the facility.
  • Data from core diagnostics will be read by the data archival system and stored along with other shot data.
  • Raw data, calibration, and analysis programs will be made available to the PI and the RI, within the limitations of the classified sensitivity, and proprietary requirements, and any other access requirements. The data archival system will provide the PI with access to the data.