Archive Preparation Guide

The archiving process is detailed in the Archive Preparation Guide (PDF). The process works like this:

  1. Agreement with the PDS about what to archive, how, and when.
  2. Creation of archive products and data volumes
  3. Submission of data and peer review
  4. Public availability of the data

More information about the creation of archive products is given below. For complete details, see the Archive Preparation Guide (PDF). Also see the information for proposers, if you are proposing an instrument or data analysis.

Creating Archive Data

There are various tools to help with creating data for submission to the PDS.

Example Archive Documents

Example Catalog Files

Example Products and Labels

Example Data Set Citation Descriptions