Data Acquisition

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Testing of scientific theories through experimentation is at the heart of the scientific endeavor.  How data are acquired, recorded, and stored is thus of fundamental importance to progress in science.

The APS Guidelines for Professional Conduct state:

The results of research should be recorded and maintained in a form that allows analysis and review. Research data should be immediately available to scientific collaborators. Following publication, the data should be retained for a reasonable period in order to be available promptly and completely to responsible scientists. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons.

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Data Acquisition Scenarios

These scenarios explore the implications of the Professional Conduct statement.

Data Handling and Record Keeping
Intellectual Property