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Benefits of Archiving

Publishing research in a journal usually archives minimal qualitative and quantitative amounts of an experimental record. Yan Sun emphasized the importance of keeping research data for future personal discoveries.1 These behaviors limit access to research data. The following experiences illustrate the societal needs for permanent institutional archiving.A report2 of ultraviolet (UV)-A protection of 18 UV-A light sensitive patients2 and a review of its unpublished study records revealed an unreco

Ramon Fusaro

Publishing research in a journal usually archives minimal qualitative and quantitative amounts of an experimental record. Yan Sun emphasized the importance of keeping research data for future personal discoveries.1 These behaviors limit access to research data. The following experiences illustrate the societal needs for permanent institutional archiving.

A report2 of ultraviolet (UV)-A protection of 18 UV-A light sensitive patients2 and a review of its unpublished study records revealed an unrecognized sunburn (Ultra-B) protection for this relatively large group of patients over a 7-month clinical trial with repeated, nightly, separate use on their skin of dihydroxyacetone, followed by lawsone, to maintain their storage stability to chemically produce keratin-fixed melanoidins. A 1969 report3 showed minimal UV-B protection with the same drugs but with a chemically unstable mixture used in a US Army restricted study4 of a small group of four subjects in a 3-day test trial. A...

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