One important element of the CARMA Network is the sharing of data among researchers and managers.  To ensure everyone is familar with the process of data sharing, a CARMA data policy has been developed for the Network. First, data is referenced in a metadata record. In that record, details of how to access the data is provided. In many cases people requesting data will go directly to the data originator. For those data originators that wish to share their data directly with the CARMA Network, use and access to the data is outlined in a data submission form and access is provided via a data request form.