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The far detector DAQ Working Group is responsible for developing and delivering a hardware and software framework capable of handling digitized ​​​data from the DUNE far detector light and charge collection systems, and delivering physics-quality data to permanent archive store. From there, data is further processed and analysed by the experiment. 

Handling of digitised data includes 

  • application of possible data compression/zero-suppression algorithms
  • data quality checks (online and offline)
  • slow monitoring
  • run control
  • potential triggering on beam and/or off-beam events
  • data readout
  • etc.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above aspects of data acquisition for the DUNE far detector, please contact the group conveners (see contact info below); we would welcome your help and enthusiasm!

There is also still some time to indicate your interests and planned involvement in DUNE DAQ by filling out the online survey​.

Also, don't forget to sign up for the DUNE-FD-DAQ mailing list: one-step signup here.

Convenor:Giles Barr
​Managers:Giles Barr, Matt Graham
​Deputy Convenors:Georgia Karagiorgi, Jacques Marteau
​Email list:
dune-fd-daq@fnal.gov (list archives)
​Meeting time:
​Detector weeks, Monday 10:00 a.m. CT

Task Forces:

​Task ForceCharge​​Members​Status​​Useful Links
​DAQ SimulationTest zero-suppression, compression, and trigger algorithms for DUNE TPC and PD readout and DAQ.
​The goal is to inform decisions about the readout and DAQ and support proposed solutions.

David Adams
Dario Autiero
Michael Baird
Giles Barr
Nuno Barros
Kurt Biery
Karl Bromberg
Thomas Brooks
David Caratelli
Mark Convery
Matt Graham
Jeff Hartnell
Karol Hennessy
Jonathan Insler
Georgia Karagiorgi
Josh Klein
Justo Martin-Albo
Jacques Marteau
Jarek Nowak
Jim Russel
Kate Scholberg
Luke Simmons
Gleb Sinev
Michael Smy
Brett Viren
Amanda Weinstein
We have built several frameworks where data reduction and trigger algorithms can be implemented and tested. Volunteers (of all levels of experience) needed!

Sign up for our mailing list:

Attend our meetings:
Fridays, 10am US central.
(Meeting info on indico​.)


  • See our DAQ Simulations wiki page on how to get started.
  • We also have an active Task List​ for DAQ Simulations. 

Useful Links:


  1. ​A DAQ Workshop will be held at CERN, on February 25-26, 2016. The workshop will be focused on protoDUNE, and the goals are to reach consensus on protoDUNE DAQ requirements, review potential system options, and define a process for finalizing design choices. We would encourage interested parties to attend and participate in the discussions, either in person or remotely. If you are planning to attend in person, please sign up using the registration link on the event page.