Data release policy

To avoid claims based on false positive detections, the series of data validation procedures and ground-based observations must be made and analyzed to validate the discovery before any announcements are made. It is expected that several months will be required to obtain telescope time on suitable ground-based telescopes and to conduct the observations and analysis. The limited seasonal availability of the FOV and effects of poor weather will add to the delay. Hence, the data can not be released until several months have passed from the time that the detection algorithm shows that at least three transits with a combined SNR > 7a have been detected.

When data are released, both original calibrated data for each target and the light curves generated by ensemble photometry will be provided so that all interested members of the scientific community can independently assess the reliability of the results.

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