Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools 2016

Last updated: 3/15/2016, through Amendment 1.

Critical Dates

    Step-1 proposal due date:      5/13/2016

    Step-2 proposal due date:       7/15/2016


We provide a brief synopsis here; proposers must refer to the call for specifics.

The Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART) program is described in Appendix C.7. The full document can be accessed under Solicitations at the NSPIRES web site.

The Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration and Tools (PDART) solicits proposals to generate higher-order data products, archive and restore data sets or products, create or consolidate reference databases, digitize data, and develop or validate software tools.

For all types of proposals, it is expected that the products of selected proposals will be made available to the scientific community via the NASA PDS or equivalent archive. All proposals will be evaluated on the perceived impact of the new data products or tools on future planetary science research and exploration.

Archive Planning

  • Proposals submitted to ROSES-2016 are required to include a data management plan (DMP). However, unlike for other programs, proposers to this program element will not provide a data management plan via the NSPIRES cover pages. Instead, that requirement is superseded by instructions in Appendix C.7 that place more detailed descriptions into the body of the Scientific/Technical/Management section of proposals.
    • Guidelines for preparing PDS4 compliant submissions to the Planetary Data System are available at Archiving under PDS4.

Additional links within PDS

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