Submission guidelines for Advanced Data Products

Published: 28 Mar 2007

The Virtual Observatory Systems (VOS) Department at ESO has as one of its tasks the ingestion and publication of Advanced Data Products (ADPs) into a VO-compliant Science Archive. ADPs are high-level data products, provided by the astronomical community, generally consisting of fully reduced and calibrated imaging and spectroscopic data, ancillary products, catalogues etc. which enable immediate scientific exploitation

Starting from P75, PIs of Large Programmes at ESO are requested to deliver to ESO final data products at the time of publication of their results. ADPs from upcoming Public Surveys with VST and VISTA will also be ingested and distributed via the ESO Archive. To this end, ESO is developing a web-based product submission and upload interface, which is expected to be available in 6 months' time.