Data and Analysis Preservation


What is DAP?

Since the second decade of the 21st century the term Data and Analysis Preservation (DAP) is often used in place of the traditional “data preservation” to account for the fact that data which can’t be analyzed is useless. DAP is commonly described as a union of

This Website

This website has been created with the goal to support the DAP mandate of the PHENIX Collaboration, and more specifically to aid the Knolwedge Management aspect of it. Content from multiple legacy PHENIX and RHIC Web sites and various other information resources is being curated, systematized and included here in a way that is helpful to the present and future researchers performing or revisiting analyses of the PHENIX data. The site is not a substitute for the PHENIX Wiki or any other comparable content management system used to keep information which is subject to frequent changes or ad hoc web pages used as scratch space. The content hosted here is meant to be viable in the long term. For that reasons, the following considerations were taken into account regarding this site:

In order to meet these criteria this website relies on modern static website generator technology with the following features:

To this end, the popular Jekyll website generator is used, with additional tools (Javascript libraries and advanced stylesheets) for optimal user experience. For information on how to add or edit content on this site please see the “How-to”page.

DAP Technologies

In addition to serving materials hosted locally on this website it has another important function i.e. to serve as a portal to PHENIX resources placed on (or using) the following platforms:

Credits

Information collected here was provided and curated by the hard-working members of the PHENIX Collaboration and its leadership. Special thanks to members of the BNL Nuclear and Particle Physics Software Group for various contributions and technical advice. Design of this site was inspired by the HEP Software Foundation website. We are grateful to the authors and maintainers of the many technologies used in PHENIX DAP: GitHub Pages, Jekyll, Liquid, Bootstrap, REANA, Zenodo, and others. Our DAP effort woudn’t be possible without solid support from BNL SDCC.