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. Appendix C (the planetary science section) of Research Opportunities in Earth and Space Science (ROSES) -2017 treats DMPs differently. Whereas most NASA solicitations collect DMPs in a plan text box on the NSPIRES cover page, most program elements in Appendix C (and program element E.4 Habitable Worlds) require that the DMP be included in the 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. Proposers should read the Planetary Science Research Program Overview, C.1 of ROSES-2017 and the Planetary Science Division FAQ on DMPs.

The template from the planetary science division is provided here as a word doc and a latex template in the form of a .txt file.

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 a word doc and a latex template in the form of a .txt file.

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 (PICASSO, 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.

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