Data Preservation in High Energy Physics – why, how and when?

Siegfried Bethke
2010 Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements  
Long-term preservation of data and software of large experiments and detectors in high energy physics is of utmost importance to secure the heritage of (mostly unique) data and to allow advanced physics (re-)analyses at later times. Summarising the work of an international study group, motivation, use cases and technical details are given for an organised effort to secure and enable future use of past, present and future experimental data. As a practical use case and motivation, the revival of
more » ... ADE data and the corresponding latest results on measuring α_s in NNLO QCD are reviewed.
doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2010.10.040 fatcat:wqwrukwfurccjb26pybulcjmny