12.1 Data Rights and Availability

All scientific data from SOFIA observations will be distributed via the SOFIA Data Cycle System's Science Archive. All data will be archived as Level 1 data (raw). Where appropriate, Level 2 (corrected for instrumental and atmospheric effects) and Level 3 (flux calibrated) will also be archived. These data will be accessible to the general community after a proprietary period of twelve months, starting at the ingestion of the calibrated data into the archive.

In order to query the archive and retrieve data, it is necessary to register with the DCS. This can be done by following the appropriate link ("Register With DCS") on the main DCS page. Registration is not required for using the proposal preparation and submission tools.