Scientific publications that use data retrieved from the NOAO Archive, or services provided by the Archive Portal, should a statement of acknowledgement.
If your paper uses raw or pipeline-reduced data retrieved from the NOAO Science Archive, this statement should read as follows:
This research uses services or data provided by the NOAO Science Archive. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
If your paper uses archived data products from NOAO Survey Programs, please use the following statement:
This research draws upon data provided by [Survey PI] as distributed by the NOAO Science Archive. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
The name of the "Survey PI" may be obtained from the Survey Data Archive Holdings web page.
Please send a copy (or pointer to an electronic version) of any publication based on NOAO archival research to the following address:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
950 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719-4933 USA
In addition, please notify the NOAO Office of Educational and Public Outreach (EPO) if your scientific results or supporting imagery have the potential to be interesting to the news media. EPO staff can help you prepare a press release package, or work with your news office to do the same. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 520-318-8230.
Last updated or reviewed February 28, 2011.