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Data Policy

Approved by the UNAVCO 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 GAGE (formerly UNAVCO)-facilitated data and metadata must be archived by the GAGE facility 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 GAGE (formerly UNAVCO) archive, users agree to appropriate attribution to providers and their sponsors, acknowledgment of GAGE and its sponsors, and to adherence to professional and ethical standards.


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

NOTE: High-rate GPS/GNSS data and Realtime Streaming GPS/GNSS data are subject to separate policies.


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