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Data Management In Nuclear Physics: Cultural Changes For Larger Collaborations

May 10, 2023, 10:05 AM
Norfolk Ballroom III-V (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Norfolk Ballroom III-V

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510


Deconinck, Wouter (University of Manitoba)


As nuclear physics collaborations and experiments increase in size, the data management and software practices in this community have changed as well. Large nuclear physics experiments at Brookhaven National Lab (STAR, PHENIX, sPHENIX), at Jefferson Lab (GlueX, CLAS12, MOLLER), and at the Electron-Ion Collider (ePIC) are taking different approaches to data management, building on existing frameworks or developing new solutions as necessary. In particular, where data analysis patterns are different from high energy physics, the solutions specific to nuclear physics lead to other solutions. Along with this transition to new tools, some collaborations are navigating changes from past practices in smaller efforts. I will give an overview of the approaches that are in use or planned, with a focus on common aspects.

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