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Data preservation in high energy physics

Basaglia, T.; Bellis, M.; Blomer, J.; Boyd, J.; Bozzi, C.; Britzger, D.; Campana, S.; Cartaro, C.; Chen, G.; Couturier, B.; David, G.; Diaconu, C.; Dobrin, A.; Duellmann, D.; Ebert, M.; Elmer, P.; Fernandes, J.; Fields, L.; Fokianos, P.; Ganis, G.; Geiser, A.; Gheata, M.; Lopez, J. B. Gonzalez; Hara, T.; Heinrich, L.; Hildreth, M.; Herner, K.; Jayatilaka, B.; Kado, M.; Keeble, O.; Kohls, A.; Naim, K.; Lange, C.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Levonian, S.; Maggi, M.; Marshall, Z.; Vila, P. Mato; Mečionis, A.; Morris, A.; Piano, S.; Potekhin, M.; Schröder, M.; Schwickerath, U.; Sexton-Kennedy, E.; Šimko, T.; Smith, T.; South, D.; Verbytskyi, A.; Vidal, M.; Vivace, A.; Wang, L.; Watt, G.; Wenaus, T.; DPHEP Collaboration

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T. Basaglia

M. Bellis

J. Blomer

J. Boyd

C. Bozzi

D. Britzger

S. Campana

C. Cartaro

G. Chen

B. Couturier

G. David

C. Diaconu

A. Dobrin

D. Duellmann

M. Ebert

P. Elmer

J. Fernandes

L. Fields

P. Fokianos

G. Ganis

A. Geiser

M. Gheata

J. B. Gonzalez Lopez

T. Hara

L. Heinrich

M. Hildreth

K. Herner

B. Jayatilaka

M. Kado

O. Keeble

A. Kohls

K. Naim

C. Lange

K. Lassila-Perini

S. Levonian

M. Maggi

Z. Marshall

P. Mato Vila

A. Mečionis

A. Morris

S. Piano

M. Potekhin

M. Schröder

U. Schwickerath

E. Sexton-Kennedy

T. Šimko

T. Smith

D. South

A. Verbytskyi

M. Vidal

A. Vivace

L. Wang

T. Wenaus

DPHEP Collaboration


Data preservation is a mandatory specification for any present and future experimental facility and it is a cost-effective way of doing fundamental research by exploiting unique data sets in the light of the continuously increasing theoretical understanding. This document summarizes the status of data preservation in high energy physics. The paradigms and the methodological advances are discussed from a perspective of more than ten years of experience with a structured effort at international level. The status and the scientific return related to the preservation of data accumulated at large collider experiments are presented, together with an account of ongoing efforts to ensure long-term analysis capabilities for ongoing and future experiments. Transverse projects aimed at generic solutions, most of which are specifically inspired by open science and FAIR principles, are presented as well. A prospective and an action plan are also indicated.


Basaglia, T., Bellis, M., Blomer, J., Boyd, J., Bozzi, C., Britzger, D., …DPHEP Collaboration. (2023). Data preservation in high energy physics. The European Physical Journal C, 83(9), Article 795.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 20, 2023
Online Publication Date Sep 8, 2023
Publication Date Sep 8, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 12, 2024
Publicly Available Date Feb 12, 2024
Journal The European Physical Journal C
Print ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher SpringerOpen
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Issue 9
Article Number 795
Keywords Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous); Engineering (miscellaneous)
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