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CERN Analysis Preservation

What is this?

CERN Analysis Preservation is a data preservation service developed and run at CERN to provide a centralized platform for physicists to capture and preserve the knowledge behind their physics analyses so that it is understandable and reusable in the future. It is currently targeting analysis information produced by the LHC experiments.

CAP is designed to support physicists during their research, so we make sure to apply access control to all information added to the platform. Users retain full control of their information and data.

The source code behind this project is licensed under the `GNU General Public License v3.0<LICENSE>`_.

If you want to know more, please refer our official documentation.


If you want to try it out yourself or test some code you have written, you can install a demo site locally. Please check out the installation guide for more details.


Do you want to help us grow? We are always happy to receive contributions:


If you find a bug or have a (feature) request, go ahead and add an issue for it or comment on an existing issue in case this has already been addressed!

Pull Requests

If you want to contribute directly to the project (e.g. code, JSON workflow files, documentation), you are welcome to create a pull request for your changes. If you want to know how to write good commit messages that will help us (now) and you (in a few weeks) to understand what you did, you may want to check out this.

Advanced Guide

If you feel like you want to know more details and are prepared to take some extra care to follow our contribution style, please go to the contributing guide for more information.

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