Data Catalog and Archiving

PSI realized and is in the rollout process of a central data catalogue for storing the meta data of data taken at the Photon Science facilities SLS and SwissFEL in form of so called datasets. Each such dataset is uniquely identified with a globally unique persistent identifier (PID).

The data are tagged with meta data and can be archived in a Petabyte Archive System. The Petabyte Archive system is responsible for packaging, archiving and retrieving the datasets within a tape based long-term storage system located at the Swiss National Computing Center CSCS in Lugano.

Data are made publicly available, subject to embargo period limitations as defined in the PSI data policy which is compatible with the FAIR principles. Data can be made available prior to this embargo period, e.g. upon publication of the results as peer-reviewed paper.