The Dataset ID page explains the use
of Dataset Identifiers in manuscripts, allowing authors to create
direct links from the paper to the data of specific observations in
These links may either be to single ObsIds or to larger groups of ObsIds.
We encourage all users of Chandra data to include Dataset Identifiers
in their manuscripts; it makes our task much easier and it ensures the
accuracy of the links.
In 2007 we have added one more service to this: authors who have
processed images or other pertinent and valuable datasets
that are essential to their papers may submit such sets for
permanent storage at the Chandra Data Archive site and refer to
them in the manuscript through a custom Dataset Identifier.
The first example is a dataset submitted by Ben Maughan that
can be accessed at:
http:// cxc.harvard.edu/ cda/ Contrib/ 2007/ MAUG1.
Specifically, we are looking for the digital data that are represented
in the figures and tables of your published papers.
Requests for storing these special datasets may be submitted to
. We ask that users provide:
- an explanation of the data and context
- a tarfile containing a self-contained web tree:
- an index.html file that provides an explanation of the dataset
and all access to the dataset's files
- a subdirectory with the actual data files; all access to the
dataset's files need to go through the index file; see the
example mentioned above
- a PDF copy of the paper (this will not be published by us,
but provides us the information needed to create the necessary links)
This mechanism provides an exciting opportunity to collect valuable
analysis products and we hope the community will find this repository
The pre-packaged datasets of the Chandra Deep Fields are also available
in this category: