Templates for Planetary Science Division (Appendix C) ROSES proposals

1. Data Management Plans

NASA requires that most solicitations collect Data Management Plans (DMPs) with proposals, and ROSES is no exception. Unlike many other NASA solicitations that collect the DMP on the NSPIRES cover page, in ROSES when a DMP is needed the default is now (starting in 2020) that be included in the uploaded proposal document in a special two-page section, entitled "Data Management Plan" immediately following the references and citations for the Scientific/Technical/Management (S/T/M) portion of the proposal. For proposals to planetary science (Appendix C and program element E.4 Habitable Worlds) refer to C.1, The Planetary Science Research Program Overview for details and exceptions (e.g., C.4 PDART).

The template from the planetary science division is provided as 1) a Word doc 2) a PDF file and 3) for latex uses the zip file DMP.zip contains the needed .cls and .sty files.


2. Table of Work Effort

In order to assess if the work effort is adequate for the project proposed the peer reviewers need to see the person time that will be spent on the project, whether FTE or WYE, whether at the proposing organization or not, whether or not NASA is paying for it. Thus, every proposal is required to include a summary table of work effort that simply lists all of the planned work commitment, by person or role without any technical details.

Proposers to all program elements in Appendix C (and program element E.4 Habitable Worlds) are strongly encouraged to use the PSD Table of Personnel and Work Effort template, which appears below as 1) a Word doc 2) a PDF file and 3) for latex uses the zip file TWE.zip contains the needed .cls and .sty files.


3. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment

TRLs are commonly used to assess the maturity of a technology and are useful primarily as a means to gauge how much effort is required to bring it into use. However, it can be challenging to assign a single overall TRL to complex technology having components that are at varying levels of maturity. A template for use in the Planetary Science Division’s instrument development programs (MatISSE, DALI, and others) is provided to show a more nuanced view of the TRL. This optional form may be appended to the Step-2 proposal to help justify the TRL case. Note that it is acceptable for some elements to be outside of the TRL range listed in the solicitation, as long as the instrument elements proposed for development fall within the solicited range. For any questions about the use of this template please communicate with the point of contact given in the summary table of key information in the program element.


4. Entry level Summary Chart for Instrument Development Programs

Planetary Division instrument development calls sometimes refer to an entry level Summary Chart, e.g., the last bullet in Section 2.1 of Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Operations (PICASSO). Please use this Entry level Summary Chart for the Planetary Science Division’s instrument development programs (e.g., PICASSO, MatISSE, & DALI). For any questions about the use of this template please communicate with the point of contact given in the summary table of key information in the program element.

 

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