Band C is about the accessibility of the data. One challenge in data science is ‘hearsay data’. Hearsay data is data which someone heard is being stored, so they say it’s being recorded.

  • Availability, is it actually being recorded?
  • privacy or legal constraints on the accessibility of the recorded data, have ethical constraints been alleviated?
  • Format: log books, PDF …
  • limitations on access due to topology (e.g. it’s distributed across a number of devices)

At the end of Band C data is ready to be loaded into analysis software (R, SPSS, Matlab, Python, Mathematica). Data that is in a data lake and available to users would typically have been through Band C (e.g. it would be at C1 level).