KI Data Proprietary Policy

Data rights

All KI data are now publicly available through the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA).

While the KI was operational, the default data proprietary period was 1 year unless an extension was requested of and granted by the NExScI Executive Director. Shared-risk and Key Science programs may have had different proprietary periods.

In general, requests for extensions fell into the following categories:
  • Time varying objects with periods of order 12 months or longer in which full period coverage is necessary for the science and more data were expected in the near future.
  • Programs in which some data were collected, but the program was not completed in the allocated time due to significant instrument problems.

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(last updated January 10th, 2019 14:35:22)