Contact PDS. If you intend to archive your data in PDS, it's a
good idea to discuss it with PDS before submitting your proposal. We can tell you
what would be required to make your data into a PDS archive, and make sure you are
connected with the right PDS node to handle your data. The node can provide a letter
stating that it is aware of your proposed effort and can support the archiving of
your data, if you think such a letter would be useful. To contact the Geosciences Node, send email to
Estimation of Effort. If your proposal is accepted, you should
work closely with your PDS node representative throughout the course of your work
in generating the data set. Even if you are a seasoned PDS veteran, it's unlikely
that you can simply deliver an archive-ready package to PDS at the end of your work.
Your PDS representative can help you define your data structures, design PDS labels,
design the components of the archive (data, documentation, index tables, supporting
materials), and prepare for the peer review. Discuss the scope of this work with
your PDS representative in order to accurately estimate the effort required in your
Peer Review. Every data set archived in PDS must pass a peer review.
The review committee consists of a small number of scientists who have relevant
expertise, along with PDS representatives. The review results in a list of recommendations
called liens that must be addressed before the data set can be accepted.
More Information. See the
Information for Proposers page and the
Proposer's Archiving Guide (PAG) document on the main
PDS web site.