Telescope Archive for Pool and AstronomerS TAPAS
TAPAS Data Policy
by Carsten Kramer & Pierre Cox (19-Nov-2008, mod. by RN, CK on 12.2.09)
A subset of the astronomical header data will be made accessible with a delay of 12 months from the end of the scheduling semester in which the project was observed. TAPAS will provide access via web interfaces and search tools, and a Virtual Observatory facility for query and retrieval of header data. For each scan, the subset will encompass the project number, source name and position, date of observations, LST time, integration time, observing mode, and sky frequency. IRAM staff will have immediate and unrestricted access to all header data.
TAPAS does not contain any astronomical heterodyne or bolometer data, but it provides the possibility to link the header data of individual scans to FITS files containing the uncalibrated astronomical data. Access to uncalibrated astronomical data is reserved to the exclusive use of the principal investigator and the observing team of a successful program. Only for data observed in the framework of a Large Program, general access is granted with a delay of 18 months from the end of the scheduling semester in which the project was observed. Astronomers interested in reducing and analysing data from a program other than a Large Program, are invited to collaborate with the observing team or request a written authorization from the principal investigators for the release of project specific data.