The research director at the centre of a row over climate change data said he would stand down from the post while there is an independent review.
Professor Phil Jones has stepped down as director of the CRU
Professor Phil Jones, director of the Norwich-based University of East Anglia's (UEA) Climatic Research Unit (CRU), has said he stands by（袖手旁觀，做好準備） his data.
Professor Jones said he would stand aside（避開） as director until the completion of the independent review.
It is being conducted in the wake of（緊緊跟隨） the allegations by climate "sceptics".
The material was taken from servers at the world-renowned research centre before it was published on websites run by climate change sceptics.
Professor Jones said: "What is most important is that CRU continues its world-leading research with as little interruption and diversion（轉移，娛樂活動） as possible.
'Out of context'
At the time that the theft of the data was revealed climate sceptics picked up on the word "trick" in one e-mail from 1999 and talk of "hiding the decline".
Professor Jones said the e-mail was genuine but taken "completely out of context".
He released a copy of the actual e-email which reads: "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."
Professor Jones said: "The first thing to point out is that this refers to one diagram（圖解，圖標） - not a scientific paper.
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