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IM OSQI 2015-04 Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data

Summary

This policy outlines the provides interim requirements and procedures to ensure the preservation of USGS digital scientific data. POLICY Data created by or on behalf of the USGS are the property of the Federal Government (refer to SM 502.5 for information on USGS and non USGS data) and the Federal Records Act 36 CFR 1220.14 ). It is the policy of the USGS to preserve scientific data and information funded or developed by the Bureau’s information and research programs. All scientific data as a result of USGS funding must be preserved.

Contacts

(other) :
Alan D Thornhill

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IM OSQI 2015-04 Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data.docx 18.65 KB

Purpose

This Instructional Memorandum (IM) specifies preservation requirements that apply to all U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) digital scientific data and associated information. The IM is interim policy to allow the time needed for USGS science activities to fully implement the data preservation requirements herein and it will be retained until superseded by a permanent Bureau Survey Manual (SM) policy chapter. This Instructional Memorandum (IM) provides interim requirements and procedures to ensure the preservation of USGS digital scientific data. Preservation requirements for non-digital data (paper records containing data or descriptions of data) or physical samples are addressed in the USGS records disposition schedules.

Communities

  • USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC)

Provenance

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