As of 1st April 2008, PIs can access their own raw proprietary data at any time through the ESO archive
As of 1st April 2008, PIs can access their own raw proprietary data at any time through the ESO archive.
To this end, the archive interfaces have been slightly modified. The two figures below compare the old, familiar version (left panel) to the new one in place as of April 1st (right panel). As it can be seen, in this latter the "Mark" button at the left of the web interface page is now color-coded. A green checkbox means that the data are public to everyone, whereas a red one means that they are still covered by the proprietary period and that only their respective PI will be able to download them. Authentication through the User Portal is required for this latter step.
Please note that anybody can request proprietary data, e.g. the red "Mark" buttons are clickable also by non PIs, but that only PIs will be able to actually download them. This seemingly odd behavior was made necessary to allow all users, irrespective whether they are PIs of ESO data or not, to freely browse the ESO archive.