NASA's Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
ROSES 2023 Solicitation
New in ROSES-2023: In keeping with SPD-41a, SMD's Information Policy, which was updated late in 2022, the requirements regarding archiving of data, code, and publications have been strengthened. Please read C.1 - the Planetary Science Research Program Overview if proposing to a Planetary Science Division program.
Most proposals to ROSES require an "Open Science and Data Management Plan", (formerly called a data management plan) or an explanation of why one is not necessary given the nature of the work proposed. The Open Science and Data Management Plan (OSDMP) must address how publications, data, and software will be made available. See and C.1, section 3.7 for more information.
Proposers intending to archive data or products in the PDS must obtain and include confirmation, in the form of a letter of support from the appropriate Discipline Node, that the PDS is willing to accept their submission. This letter must be included in the proposal package and placed in a section for Statements of Commitment and Letters of Support, Feasibility and Endorsement (see Appendix C.1, Section 3.7.6).
The following table gives the key dates for each of the NRAs supported by these pages.

Program Appendix Step 1 Proposal Data included in PDS by Step 2 Proposal
Emerging Worlds Program C.2 N/A N/A No Due Date
Solar System Workings (SSW) Program C.3 N/A N/A No Due Date
Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools Program (PDART) C.4 N/A N/A No Due Date
Solar System Observations (SSO) C.6 N/A N/A No Due Date
New Frontiers Data Analysis Program (NFDAP) C.7 09/14/23 10/10/23 11/09/23
Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP) C.8 11/30/23 01/23/24 02/22/24
Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP) C.9 09/07/23 10/17/23 11/16/23
Cassini Data Analysis Program (CDAP) C.10 05/04/23 06/13/23 07/13/23
Discovery Data Analysis Program (DDAP) C.11 09/06/23 10/03/23 11/02/23
Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples (LARS) C.16 N/A N/A No Due Date
It is the responsibility of the investigators selected for these programs to acquire any needed data. Therefore, before submitting a proposal, the investigator must determine that all data required for the proposed investigation are available. Spacecraft mission data to be used in proposed work must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS) or an equivalent, publicly accessible archive at least 30 days prior to the full proposal due date or proposal submission date for proposals submitted to NoDD programs, unless otherwise specified in the program call. Likewise, high-order mission data products to be used in the proposed work must be in the PDS, equivalent archive, or otherwise in the public domain for 30 days prior to the proposal due date (or proposal submission date for NoDD programs). The calendar of record for data released in the PDS can be found at:
Proposers should communicate with the PDS Discipline Node responsible for curating similar data (links to the PDS Discipline Nodes are at to discuss procedures and requirements prior to proposing to a Planetary Science Division ROSES-2023 program element. For proposals where derived data products will be deposited in the Planetary Data System, these data products must be in PDS4 formats as well as undergo a separate peer review process. See the Information for Data Proposers and Guidelines for Archiving sections of the PDS website for more information.