Alternative method for handling ESO archive data requests now available

Published: 24 Mar 2011

An alternative method for handling ESO Archive Requests for data and performing the instant download of data through a Download Manager is now available with full documentation provided in an Archive User Manual and in the FAQ. The new features are still subject to maintenance and are deployed in parallel to the existing user services for ftp retrieval and media delivery. Long term the Download Manager is planned to replace the ftp service and from now on already provides functionality to support the on-line PI-Pack service.

The service is deployed in parallel with an enhancement to the ESO User Portal that allows Principal Investigators to delegate access rights to their proprietary data to scientific collaborators. Please note, in order to exploit delegated data access rights, the delegate must use the new on-line instant download facility.

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