XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: Policies and Procedures

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5.7.2 Violation of Data Rights

In general, a violation of data rights is determined by considering the coordinates, the target, the proprietary period and the scientific questions raised. A proposed observation will violate the data rights of a performed or planned observation if it has the potential to address scientific questions of the performed or planned observation on the same sky field within its proprietary period.

It is the general policy of the SOC to solve violation of data rights by delaying observations or by holding back the delivery of datasets. Potential proposers should carefully check the planned and performed observations.

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