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Minos Data Management Plan for DOE

Added by Arthur Kreymer about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Minos needs a Data Management Plan document for use in DOE FOA requests.
This will be a public document in DocDB.


#1 Updated by Arthur Kreymer about 3 years ago

Background emails :

ate: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 16:32:53 +0000
From: "Lang, Karol" <>
To: Arthur Kreymer <>
Cc: "Lang, Karol" <>, "" <>,
"Tony (W.A.) Mann" <>

Dear Art,

This years DOE’s FOA requests a mandatory section on DMP.
Please see pages 30-32 in the attached FOA. I am guessing that
several groups on MINOS and NOVA will have to address this issue.
Could you comment how Fermilab may be approaching this?
Is there anything already online that PI’s could point to?
Any feedback you could provide will be valuable! I would likely
propagate it through the entire collaboration or two…

Thanks in advance,


Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 21:44:45 +0000
From: "Thomas, Jennifer" <>

On 8 Aug 2017, at 00:02, Mann, W. Anthony &lt;&gt; wrote:

Dear Karol and Jenny,

           I really hate to bother you with this kind of stuff … but

 the DOE insists that we submit a Data Management Plan as part of
 our renewal proposal.    I am told that universities typically point to
 the web pages of their experiments where the DMP for each experiment
 is posted.     For NOvA and DUNE, my web search readily turns these
 links up.    But I cannot find such a page for MINOS+.   Does it exist ?

Please let me know, one way or the other.  

Thanks in advance,
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 22:47:40 +0000
From: "Mann, W. Anthony" <>
Dear Jenny, Karol, and Art,

     I have been inquiring around about this today.   It turns out that
NOvA, DUNE, and MicroBooNE each have a DSM which is web-posted.
MINERvA management has just realized that they need one.


Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:29:32 0000 (GMT)
From: Arthur Kreymer <>
To: "Mann, W. Anthony" <>
Cc: "Thomas, Jennifer" <>, Karol Lang <>
Subject: Re: MINOS
Data Management Plan ?

As far as I know, Minos does not have a DOE qualified DMP.

In the past, as I recall, applications have been able to insert
some sort of standard statement that we comply with Fermilab's DMP.

We do not do anything very different from NOvA,
perhaps we can clone their plan.

A quick glance at NOvA DMP in DocDB 13969 dated 2015
is not too encouraging.
Assertions of proprietary data and intellectual property rights.
You'd have to be a lawyer to be comfortable with this.
And a statement that all raw data records are stored in two database systems,
one at Ash River and one at Fermilab. I don't think that exists.

With permission, and guidance from DOE, we could probably modify these details.
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:47:42 +0000
From: "Lang, Karol" <>

Hi Tony,
Can you point me to the NOvA, DUNE and MicroBooNE’ DMP?
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:51:06 +0000
From: "Lang, Karol" <>

Hi Art,

I was about to write to Mark M. and Peter S. with an inquiry…
Your assessment is important … Could we share it with
M and P ? There must be some other groups that will
need to grapple with it…
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:59:19 +0000
From: "Mann, W. Anthony" <>

Hi Karol,
     Here is what I have — cannot say that I have studied them:

NOvA []




MicroBooNE []

   In response to my query of today, MINERvA has just posted a DMP drafted

by Heather Ray at Univ. of Florida:

#2 Updated by Arthur Kreymer about 3 years ago

This is a text draft Minos DMP, as sent via email earlier :

1 About the Minos Data Management Plan

This document is intended to meet the requirements of the Department of Energy
Statement on Digital Management effective Oct 1, 2014, as specified in

Data for the Fermilab Minos experiment was collected
from September 2009 through July 2017.

Minos is hosted at Fermilab, and complies with Fermilab Data Management
Practices and Policy. & Computing/Policies_and_Publications/Data_Management_Practices & Policies

2 Access to Minos data

Digital data accompanying publications are released through the
standard INSPIRE and HEPData services.
Additional plots and date are published at the Minos web sites, and

Detector data, reconstructed data,databases and code are made available
by special arrangement with the Minos experiment.
The Fermilab Argoneut and Minerva experiments make direct use of Minos data.

3 Preservation of Minos data

Minos data is preserved at the host laboratory Fermilab.

The 15 Terabytes of raw detector data is irreplacable.
Raw data is stored in Fermilab supported dCache and Enstore systems,
on raid-6 disk and in two separate tape libraries.
An additional copy of raw data is archived at the Univerity of Minnesota.

Data resulting from simulation and analysis is also archived in the Fermilab
dCache and Enstore systems.

Standard Fermilab services are used to store documentation, databases and source

4 Security

Minos does not produce data requiring special security measures
Minos does not produce date related to the following:
  • Confidential, Personal or Personally Identifiable Information
  • US national, homeland or economic security items
  • Proprietary or Business Confidential information
  • Intellectual propery rights
  • Negative impacts on innovation and US competitiveness

Minos compilies with all appliclable laws, regulations and DOE orders and

#3 Updated by Arthur Kreymer about 3 years ago

I have created a Redmine issue to track preparation of a Minos DMP.

I could not add Tony as a watcher in Redmine.
The tonymann Fermilab account seems to have expired.
I have created a Redmine wiki page with the initial draft.
I have put a PDF copy in

#4 Updated by Arthur Kreymer about 3 years ago

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