The purpose of this portal is to provide an interface for helpful documents and answers to frequently asked questions regarding submitting data to the PDS.
PDS4 enables providers more flexibility for data submission while keeping standardized structures for users to find and use the data.
Useful Documents for Data Preparation
PDS4 has modernized the approach to archiving data within the PDS. Labels for PDS products are expressed as XML documents that are tied to a centralized, self-consistent model providing uniformity across the PDS.
Useful starting references for new datasets to be submitted to PDS include:
|Concepts Document (PDF)||Introduction to PDS4 key concepts and basic structures.|
|Data Provider's Handbook (PDF)||A cookbook guide with step-by-step instructions for developing an archive.|
|Standards Reference (PDF)||The first of two key reference documents for PDS4 to be used in preparing
|Examples||A set of products, collections, bundles, and packages that illustrates design
concepts and goals. (Frequently referenced by the Data Provider's Handbook)
Checklist for Submitting Data Under PDS4
- Contact the appropriate discipline node to start the process of archiving your data.
(Atmospheres, Geosciences, Imaging, Plasma Interactions, Rings, Small Bodies)
- Provide sample products to the node representative for label template creation.
- Nodes will provide the template and iterate with provider to adequately describe the products.
- Bundle generation will be the provider's responsibility with help from nodes, based on filling label templates - Online data availability is subject to passing peer review and lien resolution.