HLSP Contribution How-To
The Contribution Process
Hosting HLSP collections is a collaborative effort between the contributing science team and MAST staff. For carefully prepared data collections, contributing the ensemble to MAST is straightforward. Just follow these steps:
See the detailed instructions on:
Contact MAST staff as early as possible, preferably before your science products have been finalized, to allow time to comply with the submission requirements and to provide MAST staff sufficient time to make your collection ready for release by the time your descriptive paper is accepted for publication.
What's in an HLSP Collection?
The contents of an HLSP Collection are largely driven by the science outputs of the contributing team, but must include the following:
In some cases the graphic/preview files can be generated by MAST with an automated tool. Some types of products cannot be accepted with the HLSP collection. See the HLSP File Type, Formats, & Organization page for details.
References (including URLs) to publications, project software, or Jupyter notebooks that reside in a public on-line repository such as GitHub, are welcome. MAST will maintain a directory of links to open-source software products that are directly related to HLSP collections; we encourage such products to also be registered with the Astronomical Source Code Library (ASCL) as well.
Links to a repository must point to a version of the resource (software, notebook, or documentation) that corresponds to the delivered version of the HLSP data products.
Making Updates to an HLSP Collection
Depending upon the project, data may be delivered in stages, or re-delivered if, for instance:
If you find that your HLSP data products or documentation need to be revised or supplemented, please contact MAST staff through the Archive Help Desk. You do not need to fill out a new submission form.
Although MAST can discover literature references to papers related to HLSP products, it is helpful for the HLSP originators to provide updates to the list of refereed papers as they become available. Please send these in an e-mail to the Archive Help Desk.
A small set of tools is being developed to help contributors prepare and verify their collection contents. The source code is available in the MAST GitHub repository. The tools currently available are:
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