Participant Area

The areas that follow are password protected and meant for use by people involved with the project. If you are involved in the project, you can make a username and password by filling out the Request Account form. You will be contacted when your account is activated. User permissions are granted on an area basis. For instance, you may be granted access to the 'Documents' area but not to the 'Data' area. The level of access that you are given to these areas is based on your level of involvement in the project. If you already have an account but forgot your login information, click the "Forgot your Password?" button below.

Please Note: Once you are logged in, if you want to return to the Participant Area click the "Participant Area" button at the top-right of the page.


Recommended 'Acknowledgement' for Use in Publications

It is likely that many people and organizations contributed to your publication. NSF requires that all grants that contributed to your published work be listed by grant number in your publication. If your work involved samples of the WAIS Divide ice core, you must cite the SCO grant numbers and notify the SCO that you have done so. In addition to that NSF requirement, you might consider acknowledging the organizations that facilitated your work. You may also wish to acknowledge people such as staff and students that contributed directly to the specific effort described in the publication. The following is a suggested acknowledgement for use in your WAIS Divide publications.

This work was supported by US National Science Foundation (NSF) grants authors'-grant-numbers-xxxx. Person-in-your-labnames assisted with the measurement of xxx. The authors appreciate the support of the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office at the Desert Research Institute, Reno, NE, USA and University of New Hampshire, USA, for the collection and distribution of the WAIS Divide ice core and related tasks (NSF Grants 0230396, 0440817, 0944348; and 0944266); PIname-2 for providing the yyyy data (NSF grant yyyyy), and PI-name-3 for providing the zzzz data (NSF grant zzzz). Kendrick Taylor led the field effort that collected the samples. The National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs also funded the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) group for coring activities; the National Ice Core Laboratory for curation of the core; the Antarctic Support Contractor for logistics support in Antarctica; and the 109th New York Air National Guard for airlift in Antarctica.

The suggested acknowledgement shown above is also available in the Style Guidelines for WAIS Divide Ice Core Publications (.pdf) document.

Style Guidelines for WAIS Divide Ice Core Publications

Please follow the Style Guidelines for WAIS Divide Ice Core Publications (.pdf) when preparing your graphs, talks, and publications.

WAIS Divide Metadata Form

In an effort to standardize the information that is collected at the time of data submission to the SCO we have created the WAIS Divide Metadata Form (.doc). Every time you submit a data set to the SCO you must also submit a completed WAIS Divide Metadata Form. If you have questions about how to fill out the form, contact Joe Souney.

Sample Request Form - Main Core

Investigators from the United States need to submit a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to obtain ice samples or access the borehole. If you are planning on submitting a proposal to NSF, you must contact the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO) before submitting your proposal and obtain a letter from the SCO stating that your proposal is consistent with the WAIS Divide operation plan. In order to initiate this process, investigators must submit the Sample Request Form (.doc) to the SCO. Sample requests may take up to 6 weeks to process depending on the complexity of the request and other workloads. For reference, you can download the WAIS Divide Deep Core Cut Plan (.jpg) to see the typical sample cuts made on the ice core. For more information read the Involvement/Proposals page.

Sample Request Form - Replicate Core

If you want samples from the replicate cores, fill out the REPLICATE CORE Sample Request Form and send it to the SCO and Jeff Severinghaus. Use the depth values from the main core. We will figure out the corresponding depths in the replicate cores. The PIs of the replicate core project will have priority during the sample allocation process.

Data Reporting Obligations

As a funded WAIS Divide Ice Core PI you have the following data management obligations. The obligations are arranged in chronological sequence.

  1. When you have WAIS Divide data that is in its final form, you are expected to share the data within the WAIS Divide community. This is done by contacting Joe Souney who will post it in the password protected portion of the web site. When you send the data to Joe you should also include a completed 'WAIS Divide metadata form'.
  2. When you have a near final draft of a publication that is almost ready for submission, you are expected to distribute the abstract to the WAIS Divide PIs. This is done by sending the abstract to Ken Taylor.
  3. Before submitting the Final Report for a grant, you have to submit metadata for all the data that you collected to the Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). You must also include the URL to the submitted metadata file in your Final Report section entitled 'websites' or 'other products'. Your Final Report will be rejected if this is not completed. The attached file explains how to submit metadata to AGDC/NSIDC. Submitting your data (and the 'WAIS Divide metadata form') to the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office does not meet this requirement.
  4. For most WAIS Divide grants, all the data has to be submitted to the AGDC/NSIDC no later than two years after the original end of the grant. This does not include no-cost extensions to the duration of the grant. Some grants may have other requirements. The attached file explains the data submission process. Submitting your data to the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office does not meet this requirement.