Chapter 6 - Proposal Team Support
Under the "Dataset Information" tab toward the bottom is a link
to the "Proposal Teams and Focus Group Details including list of sites" toward
the bottom of the page. This link leads to a page with a list of all
approved proposals and many functions to support proposal teams. The data fair
use policy is also available on the "Dataset Information" tab.
Under the "Data Browsing" tab, you can specify the site years
you would like to download and download these site years. The downloads
are tracked. Once a proposal team has determined which site years they
would like to use in their analysis, then use the function described in the next
paragraph to communicate with the PIs of the towers.
Each proposal will have a "view" button down the right hand
side. You can use this button to see more detailed information about the
proposal. In the proposal list you to search for proposals using a particular
tower or proposals a particular investigator is involved in (use last names here
if you want to get all proposals the person is involved in). In addition, the
proposal list can be sorted by any of the columns in the list by clicking on the
If you are the coordinator of any of the proposals in the
proposal list then the proposals you are coordinator for will have an
"View/Edit" button in the right column. Clicking on the View/Edit button will
bring you to a page that will allow you to specify the towers your proposal team
will be using in their analysis, upload files to use as e-mail
attachments, indicate the current progress of your proposal team, and to e-mail
the PIs of the specified towers. Below are some more detailed instructions
for these features.
1. Select Towers: Toward the bottom of the page you will see a
section labeled "Change Selected Towers" that has a list of all the towers that
have data in the fluxnet dataset. To select a tower, check the select box
in front of the tower id. Once you are done selecting the towers, click
the "Submit" button to save your selections.
2. Set Paper Status: In the "Current Information" section at the
top of the page there is a field labeled "Paper Status". Choose the appropriate
entry from the drop down list in this item and then hit the "Submit" button to
save the changes you have made.
3. Upload files to use as e-mail attachments: In the "e-mail PIs
of selected towers" section of the page, ... (this function is currently being
revised to be clearer. for the moment read the red text on the page for
4. E-mail PIs of Towers: Before publishing your paper, you are
required to contact the PIs of the towers you are using in your analysis several
times over the course of the analysis and before publication. For specific rules
and time frames, please see the appropriate data usage guideline at
Fair-Use. To send an e-mail to the PIs, first upload any attachments
you would like to include in the e-mail (using the function on the page), type a
subject and body for the e-mail using the interface and highlight any
attachments from the upload list that you would like to have attached to this
e-mail. Once you are happy with the message content, attachments, and
destinations, click the "Send" button and confirm your action. This will
send a confirmation message to you and will send an individualized version of
the e-mail to the tower primary contact for each tower you have selected.
If during the course of your analysis, you determine that an
ancillary data value for a site is incorrect, please submit your recommended
update for the value using the "Ancillary Data Update" tab on the site.
We are continually adding new features to the site and welcome
your suggestions. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions and comments.