FACTS II: The Aspen FACE Experiment


Aspen FACE Seasonal Use and Data Archiving Policy
Submitted to
The Aspen FACE Facility

[This form is to be filled annually by all investigators who wish to perform experiments or measurements, or request core data.]

PI information:

Rank (PI, Grad Student, Undergrad)
Institutional Affiliation
Full Address
Phone Number
Source of Support
Proposal Title
Co-investigators with Rank and Institutional Affiliation
Other Personnel on Project (include grad/undergrad students, technicians, others) with job title and institutional affiliation)
Funding Agency or Institution (or “not funded”)
Funding Duration (or “pending” and proposed dates)

Type of Proposal (Check all that apply):

Request for Core Data for use in conjunction with an ongoing study
Request for Core Data for use in a planned experiment
Request for Core Data for use in a Modeling Study
Request for permission to perform a Non-intrusive Experiment*
Request for permission to perform an Intrusive Experiment**
Request for archived plant tissue or soil samples

*Non-intrusive: no sampling or infrequent (less than monthly) and very small sampling (e.g., a few seeds, leaves or needles) required. Not introducing long-term changes (e.g., the application of stable isotope tracers).
** Intrusive: all otherwise.

Additional information regarding the proposal:

Question(s) addressed

For Experiments: Detailed experimental protocol:

For Modeling and other uses of Core Data: A brief description of the planned data use:

FAIR USE – We are using the Fair Use policy statement of Harvard’s Atmospheric Sciences data site as stated: “Kindly keep us informed to how you are using our data and of any publication plans. If we feel that we should be acknowledged or offered participation as authors, we will let you know and we assume that an agreement on such matters will be reached prior to publishing the data. If your work directly competes with our analysis we may ask that we have the opportunity to submit a manuscript before you submit one that uses our data.” In requests for core data, we agree to not distribute core data to anyone outside of our lab group. OK

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – We are using the acknowledgement for papers and presentations formulated by the sponsors of the Aspen FACE facility.
Users of the Facility only are required to make the following acknowledgement: “Aspen FACE is principally supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Grant No. DE-FG02-95ER62125 to Michigan Technological University, and Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 to Brookhaven National Laboratory, the U.S. Forest Service Northern Global Change Program and Northern Research Station, Michigan Technological University, and Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service.”
Users of the Core Data are required to make the following acknowledgement: “This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

We request that all products (e.g. papers, presentations) generated from experiments or data associated with the Aspen FACE facility, and names and affiliations of personnel not identified in this proposal and joined in the research, are provided upon our request. OK

All users must follow the AspenFACE Facility must follow the site protocol, including the safety policy, and agree to review it here prior to use of the Facility each year. OK

Users of the AspenFACE Facility agree to archive the data and metadata generated through use of the Facility, in the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Data Archiving Protocol, in the time and manner specified in the Protocol, and agree to otherwise abide by the policy of the Protocol. OK



The Northern Forest Ecosystem Experiment (NFEE) is funded by the US Forest Service. The Aspen FACE Experiment is funded principally by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Additional support is from the USFS Global Change Program, Michigan Technological University, the Canadian Forest Service and the USFS Northern Research Station.
For more information on this project, contact Dr. Andrew J. Burton (Michigan Technological University) at (906) 487-2566 or mailto:ajburton@mtu.edu, or Dr. Mark E. Kubiske (Northern Research Station) at (715) 362-1108 or mailto:mkubiske@fs.fed.us.
For questions or suggestions regarding this website, please contact Wendy Jones at mailto:wsjones@mtu.edu.
Last updated: November, 2012