Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART)
The ROSES 2023 The Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART) Program   Appendix C.4
Notice: This program element does not have a proposal due date. Proposals may be submitted at any time, pending certain eligibility timing issues related to resubmissions and duplicate proposal avoidance. See C.1, section 2.4 for further information.
The information normally contained in the Open Science and Data Management Plan is an integral part of the proposal and evaluated as part of the merit, see C.4, Section 2.5.
The Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART) program solicits proposals to: generate higher-order data products; archive and restore data sets or products; create or consolidate reference databases; generate new reference information, such as laboratory measurements; and digitize data. Beginning once again this year, the PDART program will be soliciting proposals for the development or validation of software tools. (Projects supported through PDART for the development of software tools will be eligible to submit a request for longterm support to a Planetary Science Division data ecosystem panel. See C.4, Section 1.9 for details.)
The objective of this program element is to increase the amount and quality of digital information and data products available for planetary science research and exploration. For all types of proposals, the products of selected proposals must be made available to the scientific community. Data products must be archived in the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS) or an equivalent archive (see C.4, Section 2.2 for a definition of an equivalent archive). All proposals will be evaluated on the perceived impact of the new products or datasets on future planetary science research and exploration.
Proposals to this program element do not include a separate Open Science and Data Management Plan as a two-page addendum outside of the page limited Scientific/Technical/Management (S/T/M) section. Instead, this requirement is superseded by instructions in C.4, Sections 2.2, 2.3, and 2.5.
Selected investigations are expected to result in data products that are of broad use to the science community, including maps, data with improved calibrations, etc. PDART requires that data produced by selected investigations be archived in the Planetary Data System NASA Planetary Data System (PDS) or a PDS equivalent archive by the end of the award period. 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 and to help with discerning the most efficient way to archive the proposed data products. Proposers intending to archive data or products in the PDS must obtain and include a letter of confirmation from the appropriate Discipline Node that the PDS is willing to accept their submission. It is the proposer's responsibility to conform to PDS standards. All PDS submissions are required to be in PDS4 format; if an exception is needed, please contact the lead discipline scientist before submission of the proposal to discuss.
Mission data are available from the Planetary Data System (PDS).
Data available from The Planetary Plasma Interactions (PPI) Node
Other Data Within PDS
The following Discipline Nodes have additional information:
Atmospheres Node
Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node
Ring-Moon Systems Node
Small Bodies Node
Geosciences Node
Ancillary data (SPICE files) can be obtained from the NAIF Node
For proposals that generate higher-order data products from NASA mission or NASA instrument data or otherwise use such data in the development or testing of software, the data to be used in proposed investigations must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS) or equivalent publicly accessible archive at least 30 days prior to the proposal submission date. Spacecraft data that have not been obtained yet (i.e., future mission data) or those that have not been accepted for distribution in approved archives are not eligible for use in investigations. Regardless of the archive(s) used, if the data to be analyzed have issues that might represent an obstacle to analysis, the proposers must demonstrate clearly and satisfactorily how such potential difficulties will be overcome. This 30-day rule does not apply to unarchived data from missions prior to the creation of the PDS if the dataset in question will be archived to PDS through the proposed project.
The calendar of record for data released in the PDS is the PDS Data Release Calendar .
Proposers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Planetary Data Ecosystem Independent Review Board (PDE IRB) report , and the Lunar Critical Data Products report.
Proposals to this program element may be submitted at any time without any preliminary statement such as a Notice of Intent or Step-1 proposal. See Section 2.4 of C.1 of the Planetary Science Research Program Overview and
Proposals must follow all formatting requirements that are described in C.1 and Section IV(b)ii of the ROSES Summary of Solicitation.
Proposals submitted to PDART will be evaluated based on merit, relevance, and cost as defined in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers. However, in keeping with the nature of this program, the review of proposals submitted to this program element will also include merit factors not listed in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers. These include: the perceived impact of the new products or datasets on future planetary science research and exploration, the uniqueness and/or time criticality of the proposed new products or datasets, the credibility of the proposed plan for dissemination and archiving, and any applicable factors described in C.4, Sections 1.2-1.10. See C.4, Section 2.1 for more information.