Digital Data

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Term: 
Digital Data
Definition 1 
“digital recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings including data sets used to support scholarly publications, but does not include laboratory notebooks, preliminary analyses, drafts of scientific papers, plans for future research, peer review reports, communications with colleagues, or physical objects…”
Source: 
Office of Science and Technology Policy memo, February 22, 2013, Subject: Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research, page 5, http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf