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HPWREN is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional UCSD research and education project, created in 2000 with National Science Foundation funding by Principal Investigator Hans-Werner Braun href=http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/~hwb at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Co-Principal Investigator Frank Vernon, a seismologist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. The startup and subsequent existence of HPWREN was funded by grants from NSF in 2000, 2004 and 2009. Following a generous approximately ten years of funding by NSF, the HPWREN's user community joined together to sustainably fund the HPWREN Backbone network to support their programmatic needs, while smaller amounts of NSF funds had continued for a multi-year transition period. With Hans-Werner Braun having retired in 2016, the project leadership has been transitioned to Frank Vernon.

Network security and privacy, as well as the appropriateness of Internet data, are the responsibility of the connected entities. HPWREN monitors traffic for research and network management purposes, and usage details may become publicly available. Should the network be used inappropriately, HPWREN reserves the right to disconnect sites.

HPWREN provides data without a signed license. It is distributed "as is" as a public service and for research purposes, without any additional services from, or licensing by, the UC Regents.

The Usage Conditions http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/UsageConditions.html> document governs acceptable use of the network.

HPWREN was originally created by research grants with the National Science Foundation via grant numbers 0087344 (in 2000), 0426879 (in 2004), and 0944131 (in 2009). If you use the HPWREN network or data from this server, your derivative publications or other information materials should make a credit reference to the HPWREN project at the University of California, San Diego and the National Science Foundation.

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