Task Area 1: Managing Data Production

Summary

Managing data production is becoming an increasing challenge for scientists everywhere and in particular in the neutron and x-ray science community where high brilliance sources and high speed two dimensional detectors have meant a rapid increase in the quality and quantity of data. To benefit from this opportunity, it is important to capture all data and experiment relevant information in a clearly documented manner and store it so that it can be easily found and understood for use and reuse. This is easily said but requires complex technical solutions, expert involvement and a high level of communication within and across communities to ensure that a sustainable solution can be found and maintained.