Italian Space Agency
National Institute for Astrophysics
Complex Data Facilities
Earth Observation satellites
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Research Data Service Facilities
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
The AGILE mission has a Guest Observer Program (GOP) open to the international astrophysics community. Proposals led by Principal Investigators worldwide can be submitted in response to the ASI Announcement of Opportunities. The AGILE Guest Observers, after on-line registration, can find a proposal submission tool to prepare, update, and finally submit their proposals. In the reserved area, they can login with username and password to retrieve available data for accepted proposals. All Guest Observer proposals submitted in response to the AGILE AOs are subject to an independent peer review by the AGILE Data Allocation Committee (ADAC). The ADAC is composed of: the Project Scientist (Chair), the PI and three scientists belonging to the international astrophysical community and appointed by the Director of the ASI department of Exploration and Observation of the Universe.
Users also have open access to the AGILE public software and Data Interactive Archive at the AGILE ASDC website (http://agile.asdc.asi.it/). AGILE data are validated and standardized according to international standards defined by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). Web tools enabling users to perform preliminary on-line analysis of scientific data, and comparison of locally resident or remotely accessible archival data (NED, SIMBAD, etc.) is provided.
A Helpdesk service is provided to AGILE Users for the entire duration of the mission. It answers all questions regarding the mission, instruments, data, data analysis software, data archive, etc. The AGILE Helpdesk can be contacted by registered users, after registration at the ASDC site, by sending a message through a dedicated form.