KPDC, Korea Polar Data Center

Korea Polar Data Center Scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall
be exchanged and made freely available

General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose)

This Policy aims to establish regulations on the preservation, management, sharing and rational use of polar research data that is obtained from research activities conducted by the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and outsourced by the KOPRI.

Article 2 (Definitions of Terms)

The definitions of terms used in this Policy shall be as follows:

The "Antarctic region" shall refer to land, ice shelves, waters and air in the south of 60°S.
The "Arctic region" shall refer to land, ice shelves, waters and air in the north of 66.5°N.
The "polar regions" shall refer to the regions defined in Clause 1 and Clause 2 above.
The "polar data" shall refer to tangible and intangible data obtained from the entire process of polar research conducted in the polar regions and additional data, information, and outcomes that are obtained from the research (hereinafter referred to as the "Data").
The "metadata" shall refer to data used to explain the structure and outline of the Data, and consist of the title, producer, contents, summaries, locations and times of acquisition, formats and qualities of the Data.
The "raw data" shall refer to data obtained from polar research, with original status and without any artificial processes or treatments, and include electronically-stored digital data and tangible and intangible analog data such as organisms, soils, rocks, water, snow, ice and air, etc.
The "processed data" shall refer to data obtained through secondary processes or analyses with the "raw data" or other processed date using analytical devices, equipment and computers.
The "result data" shall refer to the final data drawn from the raw data and the processed data as research.
The "principal investigator" shall refer to the person in charge of a research project with regard to data acquisition and deduction, or a person entrusted with authorities and responsibilities by the principal investigator.