Rules governing the use and distribution
of CANOPUS Data
(aka " RULES OF THE ROAD ")
Revised in May 1999
This document describes the
"rules of the Road"
for the use and dissemination of CANOPUS data. Any data with which you are
supplied or any data you download electronically are subject to these
conditions. Your use of these data is contingent upon your acceptance of these
CANOPUS data is the property of the CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY (CSA). It
is distributed under the condition that all publications using the data
acknowledge the Canadian Space Agency as supplier of the data. Publications
include oral and written presentations, posters, reports, scientific papers,
and any other form of communication.
Note: The CSA and CANOPUS scientists encourage the use of the
CANOPUS data set for scientific research, education, and other non-commercial
purposes. These "rules of the road" exist to ensure that the CANOPUS
team scientists have an opportunity to benefit from their labours in obtaining
the data, and furthermore, to ensure that users of the data can benefit from
the experience of the CANOPUS scientists.
Guidelines for Data Utilization
Acceptable Use of CANOPUS Data
The CANOPUS Data is the property of the Canadian Space Agency.
Data from the CANOPUS Project is provided to support activities normally
undertaken by scientists, researchers, educators, students, and those in
Use of CANOPUS data for commercial purposes, monetary gain and direct product
or service development (such as fee for service space weather forecasting) is
expressly forbidden under these guidelines.
Conditions for Data Release Outside the CANOPUS Science
Large scale or long term continuous commitments to share data outside the
team requires approval of the Canadian Space Agency, the CANOPUS Mission
Scientist (MS) and those responsible for the instrument providing the data
Sharing of limited amounts of data in joint studies between science team
members and outside collaborators should be cleared with the science team. The
CANOPUS Mission Scientist (MS) should be advised of such studies.
Limited amounts of data may be released on a non-collaborative basis on
the explicit understanding that the favour will be reciprocated at another
time. Such releases should be cleared with the appropriate CANOPUS scientists.
The CANOPUS MS should be advised of such studies.
If the filling of a data request is deemed to make unreasonable demands on
the time of either CANOPUS scientists or their support staff, the request may
be rejected. It is the responsibility of the CANOPUS science team member
proposing to release data to determine if the operational impact of so doing is
Coauthorship of Papers Based on CANOPUS Data
When CANOPUS data is to be used in
collaboration with outside scientists, CANOPUS scientists concerned with the
instrument or instruments with which the data were obtained should be invited
to participate. All team members should be advised of the proposed
Resolution of Conflicts
Any disagreements with respect to these guidelines will be referred to the
MS who will resolve them if necessary in consultation with the full science
Acknowledgement of CSA
All use of the data must acknowledge the support by the Canadian Space
Sample Acknowledgement of CSA:
The CANOPUS instrument array constructed, maintained and operated by the
Canadian Space Agency, provided the data used in this study.
Dr. Eric Donovan
University of Calgary,
Phone: (403) 220-6337
FAX: (403) 282-5016
Dr. Fokke Creutzberg
c/o Canadian Space Agency,
100 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. K1A 0R6
Phone: (613) 990-0700
FAX: (613) 952-6605
Fokke.Creutzberg at sp-agency.ca