Help for Data
All data submitted to the PDS must pass peer review before being
accepted. The reviewers' job is to decide whether a particular data set is
scientifically useful, well-documented, and accessible. A peer review
committee therefore includes scientists who have some interest and
expertise in the kind of data being reviewed. They do not need to be
experts on PDS standards. The peer review committee also includes PDS
personnel whose job is to see that the data set is PDS-compatible.
Here are some links with more detail about PDS peer reviews.
For those reviewers who want to know more about PDS standards, the
controlling documents are:
Finally, reviewers should feel free to ask questions at any time during
the review process. Questions should be directed to the PDS representative
who is coordinating the peer review.