Scientific data exchange: A schema for HDF5-based storage of raw and analyzed data

Francesco De Carlo*, Doa Gürsoy, Federica Marone, Mark Rivers, Dilworth Y. Parkinson, Faisal Khan, Nicholas Schwarz, David J. Vine, Stefan Vogt, Sophie Charlotte Gleber, Suresh Narayanan, Matt Newville, Tony Lanzirotti, Yue Sun, Young Pyo Hong, Chris Jacobsen

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Data Exchange is a simple data model designed to interface, or 'exchange', data among different instruments, and to enable sharing of data analysis tools. Data Exchange focuses on technique rather than instrument descriptions, and on provenance tracking of analysis steps and results. In this paper the successful application of the Data Exchange model to a variety of X-ray techniques, including tomography, fluorescence spectroscopy, fluorescence tomography and photon correlation spectroscopy, is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1224-1230
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • HDF5
  • data storage
  • provenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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