Information for Data Proposers

The archiving process in the PDS works like this:

  1. Agreement with the PDS about what to archive, how, and when
  2. Creation of archive products and data volumes
  3. Submission of data and peer review
  4. Public release of the data

Proposing to Archive

Your mission or data analysis proposal must contain information about how you plan to archive your results into the PDS. Typical AO's require that proposals include a discussion of products to be delivered to PDS and that budgets include appropriate funding for this activity. Personnel at each PDS node are also available to answer archive design questions from proposal teams on a confidential basis.

Proposers to Individual R&A Programs

Proposers to NASA Missions

ROSES Support

ROSES support in the PDS can be found on the appropriate node's proposer support page:

Atmospheres' Proposal Assistance Geosciences' Proposer Help
Cartography and Imaging's Proposals Planetary Plasma Interactions' ROSES
Ring-Moon Systems: Additional information for proposers working with or planning to archive outer planet remote sensing data. Small Bodies' ROSES
Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility Node: All "PDS Archived SPICE Data Sets" are suitable for use in research programs proposed in response to NASA's ROSES and similar research opportunity announcements.