Data Preservation and Open Access

Data preservation and open access project in CMS is led by Kati Lassila-Perini from HIP. The project is in an active phase, defining tools and practices to make the data, analysis and knowledge presevation part of the everyday work in the collaboration. Services to the experiments, such as framework to preserve and capture analysis details and related knowledge is being prototyped with the CERN IT and library teams, and in collaboration with other laboratories.

The first release of reconstructed CMS data to the public domain took place in 2014 ( and the next big release of 2011 collision data and the corresponding simulations is under preparation. HIP is a proactive partner in the data preservation project and leads a pilot project to bring the scientific data to public use at schools.