ROSES Data Managment Plan Tips
Almost all proposals to ROSES are required to have a data management plan (DMP) or an explanation of why one is not necessary. For more details, confer with:
- NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research,
- NASA Research Announcement for ROSES,
- Planetary Science Division Research Program Overview,
- ROSES appendix for the particular program to which you are applying.
What follows here is a summary of what a proposer needs to consider if archiving with the PDS Small-Bodies Node.
Small-Bodies Node data
The Small-Bodies Node archives data concerning comets, asteroids, small satellites, meteorites, and dust, including Kuiper Belt objects, dwarf planets, returned dust samples, and laboratory spectra. Ring data, possibly including small satellites within rings, should be submitted to the Rings Node. Large satellite data is best submitted to the Imaging Node.
Other PDS nodes may have different procedures or guidelines, contact whichever node you think is relevant for your dataset. If you are unsure but think SBN may be the relevant node, contact us first.
Letters of support
Some ROSES program elements require a letter of support from the relevant archiving PDS Node. We encourage all potential SBN data providers to contact us well in advance of the program deadline for a letter of support. We will ask you a few questions about your potential data set, and, if appropriate, return to you a letter of support that you can attach to your proposal.
Data management plan
NASA ROSES Appendix C.1, Planetary Science Division Research Program Overview, Section 4.3, states that the the data management plan should contain the following elements, as appropriate to the project, in adequate detail for review:
- A description of data types, volume, formats, and (where relevant) standards.
- A description of the schedule for data archiving and sharing.
- A description of the intended repositories for archived data, including mechanisms for public access and distribution.
- A discussion of how the plan enables long-term preservation of data.
- A discussion of roles and responsibilities of team members in accomplishing the data management plan.
A description of data types, volume, formats, and (where relevant) standards.
- The standard should be the Planetary Data System version 4 (PDS4).
- PDS4 has a limited set of acceptable data formats, summarized at <relevant location here>.
- We do not archive software or source code.
- Most SBN data providers submit text-based tables, binary 2D arrays (images), and associated documentation.