UKIDSS Survey Administration
The UKIDSS database projects are divided into two - general
administration and upload blocks.
General Administration Projects
These are named U/UKIDSS/DXS, U/UKIDSS/GCS etc. and are intended
for use only for general
communications regarding the respective survey. At present the
PI is named as contact and the co-is are yet to be added (there is one
for administrative purposes and to enable inclusion of some description
below). The OMP project listing page for these projects (which are
disabled, hence no MSB uploaded to them will ever be executed) looks
like this (Ignore the mis-spelt UKIDSS - it is cosmetic, will not be
there for long and does not impact uploads):
The upload projects for Science Verification are named U/UKIDSS/UDS1, U/UKIDSS/DXS_SV etc. General upload
blocks for the survey proper will be named U/UKIDSS/LAS3, etc. The science
verification projects are shown below. Use the feedback system for
these blocks for communications regarding the progress of the block,
keeping the Communications Channel project (above) for general
A Project Home Page
Here, as an example, is the initial home page for the DXS science
This indicates that Alastair Edge is PI and receives all email
(including night reports when data are taken on this project), Omar
Almaini is the co-I and does not receive email (the PI can change this
by clicking on the envelope, which produces the dialogue shown below).
Additional email addresses can be added by the database administrator;
UKIDSS should specify their requirements.
Clicking the email link for a given user shows their OMP project
Setting a password
This is done via the usual OMP password issue process. Go here, enter
the project ID (e.g. U/UKIDSS/GPS_SV
- it's case insensitive) and a password will be mailed to the PI and
any enabled co-is (none at present) along with the UKIRT support
scientist identified on the project home page. Note that you will have
to do this step before you upload (because the upload process requires
In the OT, load in your completed science programme (the merged set of
MSBs from the SDT, in most cases). Ensure that the science programme
pane is filled out, e.g.
and click Database...store to online
database (as below).
Note that the Database menu in the science programme window is the only
one which allows upload; the one in the main OT window (with the UKIRT
image) is used for downloading from the database. There are good
reasons for this (avoids overwriting the open programme for one thing).
Once the upload completes you will see the following confirmation
You will then be prompted to confirm the
project ID and password:
Note that if you intend to work on a local version of the database
project rather than always retrieving from and storing to the database,
you should save on file once you have stored to the database and this
will timestamp your work. Any future attempt to upload the project to
the database will check this timestamp against that on the project in
the database, because the latter may have been changed (by the OMP for
example, as a result of an observer Accepting an MSB).
Getting to your project home page
This is achieved via the OMP Home Page
Selector. The resulting page looks like this:
...enter your project ID and the password you received by email. and
you will be taken to the project home page as described above.
Essentially all other functions of the OMP as they relate to feedback,
progress monitoring etc., are described elsewhere in the UKIRT
documentation (e.g. the Remote
PI page and especially the Monitor