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NCEP Operational Data Access Policy

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NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION (NCEP)
POLICY DIRECTIVE 1
2/20/03
 
OPERATIONAL DATA ACCESS ON NCEP WEATHER AND CLIMATE OPERATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING SYSTEM


OPR: Jeff Ator
Certified by: Maxine Brown
Type of Issuance: Initial

NCEP Central Operations (NCO) strives to provide appropriate access to operational model data for its users without unnecessary difficulties or artificial restriction. NCO also intends to protect these data assets through security measures.

This policy applies to all users of NCEP's Weather and Climate Operational Supercomupting System (WCOSS), to researchers, to users outside of the NCEP boundary, and to all operational data regardless of the form of storage or presentation. Any exceptions to this policy must be requested in writing and approved by the NCEP Chief Information Officer (CIO).

The two categories of NCEP data are unrestricted (freely available data) and restricted:

  1. The default access for unrestricted data is "OPEN ACCESS", which allows any user to access, copy, and distribute these data at any time. The data in this category are available upon receipt of an account on the NCEP WCOSS supercomputer.
  2. The default access for restricted data is "RESTRICTED ACCESS", which allows only authorized users to access, distribute or share these data as stipulated in the legal agreements between NCEP and the data providers. Any request to grant or revoke access to restricted data must be provided in writing to NCEP's WCOSS System Administration Team. Anyone denied access to restricted data may appeal the denial to the NCEP CIO. To view a listing of the current types of restricted data as well as the details of the accompanying restrictions, or to obtain an access request form, please visit NCO/IDSB/Restricted Data

Failure to comply with this policy or any actions deemed inappropriate by the NCEP CIO may result in denial of access.

 

(Signed)                                                   2/20/03
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Kevin Cooley                                         Date
Chief Information Officer, NCEP



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