|HST Call for Proposals and HST Primer for Cycle 24|
9.6 All AR Proposals should provide a detailed data analysis plan and describe the datasets that will be analyzed. Proposers should complete the information required in the APT dataset table (see Section 8.14): the number of datasets (not pointings) per instrument needed to carry out the research and the type of data retrieval (ftp, DVD, or disk: see the HST Archive Data Retrieval Options for a description of the available options). Proposers must provide a schedule indicating the timescale for the data request(s), for example all datasets at once, or 1/12th of the datasets per month. Inclusion of a complete target list is not required.Legacy AR Proposals should also discuss the data products that will be made available to the community, the method of dissemination, and a realistic time line. It is a requirement that data products be delivered to STScI in suitable digital formats for further dissemination via the HST Data Archive or related channels. Any required technical support from STScI and associated costs should be described in detail.Theory Proposals should discuss the types of HST data that will benefit from the proposed investigation, and references to specific data sets in the HST Data Archive should be given where possible. They should also describe how the results of the theoretical investigation will be made available to the astronomical community, and on what timescale the results are expected.Calibration Proposals should discuss what documentation, and data products and/or software will be made available to STScI to support future observing programs. Proposers should explain how their programs complement ongoing calibration efforts by the instrument groups. They should contact the relevant groups to ensure that efforts are not duplicated.