Rubin Observatory - Data Preview 0 Participation Request Form (2022-2023)
Everyone who submits this form will receive a follow-up email with further instructions within a week.

This form will stay open as long as there is space for new DP0 delegates (up to 600, total).

Who should NOT use this form?
  • Individuals who do not have Rubin data rights.
  • Current DP0 delegates who can already log in at data.lsst.cloud.
  • Rubin Observatory staff.

What is Data Preview 0 (DP0)?
To help prepare the community for science with the Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), DP0 enables data rights holders to access and analyze simulated LSST-like data in the Rubin Science Platform (RSP) on a shared-risk basis. Learn more about DP0 at dp0-2.lsst.io.

What is a "DP0 delegate"?
A Rubin data rights holder who has been allocated an RSP account for access to the DP0 data setsThe term reflects how delegates represent the science community as learners; provide feedback to Rubin Observatory about the RSP; and share what they learn with their colleagues, students, and advisors.

Who can be a delegate and participate in DP0?
Anyone with Rubin data rights. All scientists and students affiliated with an institution in the US and Chile have data rights, as well as scientists and students who are named as data rights holders by an International In-kind Contribution Program (Rubin Observatory Data Policy: ls.st/rdo-013).

Questions? Contact Melissa Graham (mlg3k at uw dot edu).

IMPORTANT: Provide the email address that matches your institutional affiliation.
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Email *
1. Full Name *
Your full name as you use for all professional / educational scenarios. 
2. Institutional Affiliation *
Please write the full formal name of your affiliation (optionally with acronyms in parentheses), such as "University of Washington" or "National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab)". If you have more than one institutional affiliation but only one of them is how your Rubin data rights are conferred then provide the institution by which Rubin data rights are conferred. Otherwise, provide what you consider to be your primary institution.
3. Country of your Institutional Affiliation *
Please provide the country of the institutional affiliation provided above. E.g., "United States", "Chile", "France".
4. Career Stage *
Please choose the best match for your current career stage. If you are choosing the response "Other", please feel free to either specify your career stage in the write-in, or just type in "other". We are primarily interested in knowing the fraction of students and early-career stage researchers participating in DP0.
5. Delegate Responsibilities *
DP0 delegates are responsible for understanding and adhering to the usage and security policies of the Rubin Science Platform by following the onboarding instructions that will be sent via email.
6. Rubin Observatory Data Rights *
All scientists and students working at US or Chilean institutions have data rights and should select "yes". 

Applicants from outside the US/Chile whose name appears on the International Data Rights Holders List at lsst.org/scientists/international-drh-list should select "yes".

Applicants from outside the US/Chile whose name does not appear on the list above, but who do have data rights, should please contact Melissa Graham (mlg3k at uw dot edu) before submitting this form. An email from your in-kind program manager verifying your data rights status with an international team will be needed.
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