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Policy for Preservation and Dissemination of Data Deposited with NSSDC

NSSDC's mission includes the statement that:

The NSSDC is responsible for the long term archiving and preservation of all space science data.
Inherent with that charge is the responsibility to make the archived and preserved data available to the science community and the general public as appropriate.

Therefore it is the policy of NSSDC that unless other constraints are explicitly stated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent archiving agreement, NSSDC has been granted the authority by the data submitter to provide long-term preservation for any data deposited with NSSDC.

Further, it is the policy of NSSDC that unless other constraints are explicitly stated in the MOU, NSSDC has also been granted the authority by the data submitter to disseminate any data deposited with NSSDC to any of its consumers.

Any constraints on the preservation or dissemination of data held by NSSDC will be recorded in NSSDC's Master Catalog. It is the intent of NSSDC that all preservation and dissemination actions will comply with the recorded restrictions.

In all cases, it is the intent of NSSDC that all its long-term preservation and dissemination actions will comply with all applicable NASA and U.S. government policies, laws, and regulations.

It is NSSDC policy that data submitters are responsible for identifying and notifying NSSDC of any restrictions imposed by any applicable NASA or U.S. government policies, laws, and regulations. NSSDC reserves the right to add additional restrictions required by any applicable NASA or U.S. government policies, laws, and regulations if such restrictions become known to NSSDC.

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