Appendix C
Questionnaire to the Active Archives, Data Centers, and Data Services

Information Requested from the Space Science and Earth Science Facilities

  • Number of unique users in FY95 and FY00.

  • Actual FY00 budget and projections to FY05.

  • Total number of staff (including active archive and Civil Servants) in FY00.

  • Volume of holdings in FY00 and projected holdings to 2005.

  • List of instruments providing data between now and FY05.

  • List of data holdings as of January 2001.

  • Current membership and the last 2 reports of your User Working Group.

  • Metrics and/or statistics on users, holdings, publications that cite NASA data, etc.

  • Results of user surveys (if any).

  • Who is processing/will process the data from each instrument (active archive, science computing facilities, other)?

  • Who are the current users and what user groups should be served in the future?

  • How is the satisfaction of current users assessed?

  • How are new user groups identified and entrained?

  • What are you doing to make data: (1) accessible and (2) useable to nonscientists?

  • How do you determine how useful your data has been to: (1) scientists, (2) private sector companies, (3) policy makers, (4) educators, and (5) the general public?

  • How do you or will you decide how to retire any data sets?

Additional Information Requested of the Space Science Active Facilities

  • Brief history of the center (e.g., 2–3 sentences on when it was formed, how it evolved)

  • Host institution

  • Disciplines served by the center

  • Mission of the center

Additional Information Requested of the Distributed Active Archive Centers

  • For what instruments are you using the ECS? Is the ECS working to specification?



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Assessment of the Usefulness and Availability of NASA’s Earth and Space Science Mission Data Appendix C Questionnaire to the Active Archives, Data Centers, and Data Services Information Requested from the Space Science and Earth Science Facilities Number of unique users in FY95 and FY00. Actual FY00 budget and projections to FY05. Total number of staff (including active archive and Civil Servants) in FY00. Volume of holdings in FY00 and projected holdings to 2005. List of instruments providing data between now and FY05. List of data holdings as of January 2001. Current membership and the last 2 reports of your User Working Group. Metrics and/or statistics on users, holdings, publications that cite NASA data, etc. Results of user surveys (if any). Who is processing/will process the data from each instrument (active archive, science computing facilities, other)? Who are the current users and what user groups should be served in the future? How is the satisfaction of current users assessed? How are new user groups identified and entrained? What are you doing to make data: (1) accessible and (2) useable to nonscientists? How do you determine how useful your data has been to: (1) scientists, (2) private sector companies, (3) policy makers, (4) educators, and (5) the general public? How do you or will you decide how to retire any data sets? Additional Information Requested of the Space Science Active Facilities Brief history of the center (e.g., 2–3 sentences on when it was formed, how it evolved) Host institution Disciplines served by the center Mission of the center Additional Information Requested of the Distributed Active Archive Centers For what instruments are you using the ECS? Is the ECS working to specification?