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Data analysis support

Instrument groups and GOs will be supported by the provision of analysis software, calibration data and database facilities. In addition, the Astro-D GOF will supply expert assistance on aspects of the data and software. GOs will be able to travel to the US GOF to analyze their data with expert assistance or, preferably, work at home with access to e-mail and telephone help lines. To support the joint US/Japan observations there may be US GOF support at ISAS consisting of one GOF astronomer. Analysis software at ISAS and the Astro-D GOF will be identical, and training in analysis techniques at GSFC will be available before a visit to Japan. All analysis software will be freely available so that GOs will be able to work at their home institutions.

Keith Arnaud