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UNAVCO Data Policy

Approved by the Board of Directors on March 2, 2012. Effective March 2, 2012.

See our Data Policy FAQ for clarification of exclusive use periods.

Archiving of data

All UNAVCO-facilitated data and metadata must be archived by UNAVCO upon collection. Data providers are responsible for providing attribution information with submitted data, including sponsor and provider contact information.


Metadata will be made publicly available when placed in the archive. Data will be made publicly available when placed in the archive, unless an investigator has documented a period of exclusive use that is specified by the sponsor, typically in the award letter.


By accessing data from the UNAVCO archive, users agree to appropriate attribution to providers and their sponsors, acknowledgment of UNAVCO and its sponsors, and to adherence to professional and ethical standards.


UNAVCO makes no guarantee of the quality, reliability, usability, availability, or suitability of any UNAVCO data for any particular purpose. UNAVCO data should not be used for any life-critical functions. Users assume all risks and liabilities, direct or indirect, associated with any use of UNAVCO data.

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