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Welcome to the Rings Node's ROSES 2012 NRA Support Pages



These pages are intended to assist proposers to the rings related programs in the ROSES 2012 NRA.

Links to ROSES support pages at the other PDS Nodes can be found at the PDS Engineering Node's ROSES support page.



Each ROSES NRA discussed here includes specific requirements concerning the public availability and quality of data intended for use in proposed research. For most of these programs, the criteria for data available through the PDS include whether or not the data has been certified by PDS.

On the "Data Status" tab, we identify the availability date and certified status of each of the data sets or data volumes in the Rings Node holdings.

Since several of the programs include encouragement or requirements to archive the results of the proposed research, the "Archiving" tab provides information and links to assist with archive planning and incorporating archive planning in proposals.

The other tabs associated with this page provide information on data at the the Rings Node relevant to the specific NRA identified in the tab name, and links to holdings at other PDS nodes which also may be relevant.

The following table gives the key dates for each of the NRA's supported by these pages based on ROSES 2012. We will attempt to keep these pages current as relevant amendments to ROSES 2012 are released. However, the definitive source is of course the NSPIRES web site.

Latest update: 8/22/12 based on Amendment 13 changing the OPR due date.

The Rings Related Research Programs


The links in the following table are to the respective Rings Node support pages (same destinations as the tabs at the top of the page).

Program Appendix NOI Due Proposal Due
Cassini Data Analysis and Participating Scientists Program (CDAPS) C.10 3/23/12* 5/4/12
Outer Planets Research (OPR) C.7 8/24/12 11/09/12
Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PG&G) C.4 4/27/12 7/2/12
Planetary Mission DAP (PMDAP)** C.11 8/17/12 10/12/12



    The Notice of Intent is replaced by a required Step-1 proposal and the Title and Team are binding. The three page Step-1 proposal will be used to conduct a preliminary evaluation, which will result in full proposals being either encouraged or discouraged.


    PMDAP affords a unique opportunity for ring scientists to propose for the restoration of publicly available data sets. Individuals or teams interested in pursuing this opportunity should contact us early for assistance in identifying and obtaining eligible data, and in determining the PDS compliance requirements for the completed deliverables.

Additional PDS Support


Links to ROSES support pages at the other PDS Nodes can be found at the PDS Engineering Node's ROSES support page.

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