Primary Data at MPI-M

The Max-Planck-Insitute for Meteorology MPI-M requires that all primary data for an investigation be archived for a period of at least ten years. The MPI-M accepts responsibility for maintaining this archive and making it available upon request.

Primary data is that which is collected in the field, in the form of notes or, more typically, measurements. For numerical investigations the primary data is the source code of the model and analysis scripts that were used in a study, as well as model input and/or configuration specifications (e.g., namelist files). The corresponding author of a manuscript is responsible for preparing an archive for the primary data on which the manuscript is based. The institute assumes responsibility for access to this archive for a period of at least ten years subsequent to the publication of the manuscript.

More information about the treatment of primary data at MPI-M can be found here.

Current archives for primary data are maintained e.g. for observations from the Barbados Observatory, from „Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping intercomparison" and for Eurec4a. Models can be obtained from this site. For manuscripts, please refer to the PuRe system of the Max-Planck-Society.

For more information about primary data please turn to N.N. (E-mail-adress to be done)