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

J Synchrotron Radiat. 2014 Nov;21(Pt 6):1224-30. doi: 10.1107/S160057751401604X. Epub 2014 Oct 4.


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.

Keywords: HDF5; data storage; provenance.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.