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Title ICAT: Integrating data infrastructure for facilities based science
Abstract Scientific facilities, in particular large-scale photon and neutron sources, have demanding requirements to manage the increasing quantities of experimental data they generate in a systematic and secure way. In this paper, we describe the ICAT infrastructure for cataloguing facilitygenerated experimental data which has been in development within STFC and DLS for several years. We consider the factors which have influenced its design and describe its architecture and metadata model, a key tool in the management of data. We go on to give an outline of its current implementation and use, with plans for its future development.
Organisation ISIS , ESC , ESC-DMG , STFC , ESC-DCI , ESC-SA
Keywords iCAT , Data management , Metadata
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science (e-science 2009), Oxford, UK, 9-11 Dec 2009, (2009). doi:10.1109/e-Science.2009.36 ICAT-eScience09-final.pdf