EIT Data Rights Policy
Revised version, 1998 March 10
Note: The EIT Principal Investigator, Dr. Jean-Pierre
Delaboudinière, asks that any comments, suggestions, &c. on this
document be directed to him. (1998 March 10)
The EIT Consortium desires to insure the widest possible access to and
analysis of EIT data. The Consortium members feel that the rights of the team
members whose dedication and expertise made the instrument a reality were
adequately protected during the first two years of EIT science operations.
All EIT data are therefore accessible to any investigator who has registered a
data analysis proposal that does not materially overlap with an existing
- The EIT WWW catalog interface may be used
to search for and download any "Level Zero" EIT FITS files.
- Any capable investigator may at any time register an analysis effort
involving EIT data for a specific investigation by submitting a short (about
one-half page) proposal via the World-Wide Web. Proposals may include the
name of a Consortium team member with whom the investigator proposes to work.
If no Consortium member is designated, then the accepted proposal may be
assigned a team member with whom the proposer should work to assure expert
advice on the use of the data, rather than presupposing automatic
coauthorship on eventual publications. (Note that "analysis effort"
in this case refers specifically to work leading to a talk/poster delivered
at a scientific conference and/or publication in a refereed journal. Data may
be downloaded for inspection and preliminary evaluation without registering an
- An investigator registering a new EIT analysis proposal should check
the list of existing EIT analysis
proposals to check for possible overlap. If such overlap exists and
cannot be resolved by discussion between the proposer and the lead investigator
on the existing proposal, the proposer should contact one of
the EIT Data Use Coordinators (EDUCs) or the Principal Investigator to
help resolve the situation.
- Investigators whose data analysis proposals are registered by this
mechanism will retain exclusive rights to the proposed analysis (though
not to use of the data sets for other purposes) for up to one year after
acceptance, but only if they inform the Consortium and the SOHO
community of their progress by updating the status of their proposal at
least once every six months.
- Use of EIT images for public education efforts is strongly encouraged
and requires no express authorization. It is requested, however, that any such
use properly attribute the source of the images as, "The SOHO EIT
Consortium; SOHO is a joint ESA-NASA program."
- Initial draft, 1995 September 12
- First revision, 1996 January 10
- Second revision, 1996 March 27
- Current version, 1998 March 10
View the existing registered EIT analysis efforts.
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