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Project and Data Request Overview

Initiating Data Requests

There are two pathways to request modeling I/O and supporting data from the West Air Quality Data Warehouse (DW): 1. Via the DW Projects page, or 2. by submitting a Direct Request.

  1. Start a new Project link
    To initiate a new project on the DW, users must be registered with the DW and have "Project Manager", or "Steward", privileges. Generally these roles are assigned to users who are affiliated with agencies that are identified as "Cooperators" in the 3SAQS. Cooperators include, but are not limited to, representatives from the EPA, BLM, NPS, and other individuals or groups who are approved to use 3SAQS data. The "Project" pathway is the preferred approach for groups who intend to use 3SAQS modeling platforms for NEPA modeling studies. When a project is created, the project Sponsor, or Steward, can assign team members to the project. Project team members can submit data requests to the DW on behalf of the project. There can be multiple data requests associated with a project.
  2. Submit a Direct Request link
    This avenue allows general users, who may not have pre-approval by the 3-State cooperators, to initiate data requests. This is the recommend pathway for individuals who are affiliated with universities, agencies outside the purview of the 3-State Cooperators, or other interested parties, to request data from the DW. Such requests will be sent to the 3SAQS Team for approval.

Data Request Help

When Users initiate a data request they are directed to the data request interface. A step-by-step procedure for filling out the request form can be found by following the Help link at the top of the Data Request page.

Criteria for Approval

  1. Data Selection. Use the browser to view available modeling platforms and available model I/O. Expand the tree view in the left-hand panel and add files to your request. If data are not available, this status will be indicated in the left hand panel. Requests for unavailable data can be submitted, however the will not be approved until the data have undergone review by the Three State Cooperators and are made available on the Data Warehouse.
  2. Basic parameters and supporting metadata.
    In order to be approved, each Data Request must include basic parameters (name of requestor, intended use, and other details specified on the data request form). We encourage users either enter and/or upload supporting documents that describe their proposed modeling domain and intended use of files supplied by the Data Warehouse. Two examples of external documentation provided by DW users are here example 1 (pdf) and here example 2 (pdf).
  3. Project Sponsor (Steward).
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  4. Data Use Agreement:
    Please read and acknowledge the Data Use Agreement that accompanies each Data Request.