PDS User Study: Volunteers Sought

The Planetary Data System (PDS) is kicking off a User Study as part of next steps of our Data Services Initiative (abstractposter). This Initiative and User Study are integral parts of enhancing the ways that we can serve you, our planetary science community. Specifically we are looking for volunteers to help us get a better understanding of our how our community currently uses the PDS, but also how we can improve to meet your needs. The study will include individual interviews/discussions (~45-60 minutes) and help with playing around with some of the ideas we put together. We are looking for folks across pretty much any domain and experience level that interacts with the PDS including, but not limited to: Scientists, Tool developers, Data providers (R&A, missions, local data dictionary stewards), Educators, Students, International partners, Amateur astronomers, Discipline Node personnel, and NASA Management.

If you would like to help, please send an email to pds-operator@jpl.nasa.gov stating which of the above groups you fall into (this could be more than one), and we will reach out to plan next steps. Thank you for your assistance in helping us better understand our community so we can improve the PDS to meet your needs and further scientific exploration.