Supporting Current and Future Producers and Users of Astromaterials Samples Data
Lab analysis of astromaterials samples generates data that are fundamental to study and learn about the Earth, our solar system, and the entire universe. Archiving and disseminating these data as open data products and services enables their use as online resources by scientists and students from various disciplines as well as by the general public. Requirements for systems that archive and disseminate these data and related information should be guided by an understanding of the needs of data producers, users, and other stakeholders of astromaterials samples data.
As part of its ongoing efforts to understand the requirements for collecting, acquiring, curating, archiving, disseminating, and supporting the use of astromaterials samples data by a diverse and evolving user community, the Astromaterials Data System (Astromat) has conducted a study for NASA on the needs of the astromaterials samples data user community. The study includes a review of current literature, policies, standards, and practices relevant to astromaterials samples data and interviews of diverse community representatives about their needs for producing and using these data. Findings from the study inform the development and enhancement of systems, processes, and plans for future Astromat capabilities. This poster was presented at the 2024 January Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Meeting held virtually (Jan. 23-26, 2024).