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Data Management at the ALS Print

Users of the ALS are responsible for meeting their data management obligations to their home institutions and granting agencies. The ALS does not provide specific resources to manage the data that is generated through user experiments. Because the ALS does not have a facility-wide data archiving service or staff to manage the data, the user must generally make arrangements to copy data to their own storage systems or move the data to their home institutions.

The ALS facility provides infrastructure such as networks and computers at the beamlines located on the ALS experimental floor. These resources may differ at individual beamlines and users should consult with the beamline staff to understand the capabilities at the beamline that they will be using.

Individual beamlines may have specific resources and data management practices to help users meet their data management needs and obligations.  Users should consult beamline staff when formulating data management plans and strategies. The beamline resources do not substitute for the user’s responsibility for their data. Data storage on beamline equipment is only temporary and cannot be relied upon for archival purposes.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the beamline staff or the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .