EIDA Data Policy Usage, Acknowledgements, and Citation


The user is kindly requested to provide proper reference to the data suppliers. This can be done by citing the individual data suppliers (network name and/or network code, see ORFEUS EIDA network list). Acknowledgement to ORFEUS and EIDA is also greatly appreciated.

Data Citation

Some of the data sets distributed by EIDA have DOI's (Digital Object Identifier) associated with their seismic networks according to a standard procedure recently approved by the FDSN. Where this is the case, this will be shown on the ORFEUS EIDA network list page for that network. Please use the DOI indicated in your acknowledgments or citations as appropriate, if one is available. Citation is of the following form:

Creator (Year): Title. Publisher. ResourceType. doi:DOI.

GEOFON Data Center (1993): GEOFON Seismic Network. Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ. Other/Seismic Network. doi:10.14470/TR560404.

Full seismic network citations including DOI if available can be obtained via the FDSN web interface “Networks- Generate citations for network data”..

ORFEUS Disclaimer

EIDA and network operators take care to ensure that the data and metadata are of the highest possible quality. Users assume all responsibility and risk for use of the data. In no event shall EIDA or the data providers be liable for any damages caused by, but not limited to, absent or erroneous data.

Misuse of the data: users agree not to misuse or misrepresent the data. Data available through EIDA are free of use and cannot be reused in unaltered form for commercial use. The user cannot claim ownership of the data. Please inform us of any misuse of data from this EIDA.

Data usage policy: Data services from ORFEUS are subject to a fair-use policy. Users may use our services as long as client actions do not inhibit our capability to serve others. We hold the right to temporarily suspend users making excessive or anomalous use of our services.