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SkyMapper Policy

Authorship of papers using SkyMapper data

Added 30 Apr 2016; last updated 17 Jul 2017

The authorship policy seeks to recognise the input of the SkyMapper Team in generating the data products. The following requirements apply to papers using SkyMapper data from different sources:

Use of data from Southern Sky Survey data releases

Authors are required to include the following acknowledgement paragraph in the paper:

"The national facility capability for SkyMapper has been funded through ARC LIEF grant LE130100104 from the Australian Research Council, awarded to the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne, Curtin University of Technology, Monash University and the Australian Astronomical Observatory. SkyMapper is owned and operated by The Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The survey data were processed and provided by the SkyMapper Team at ANU. The SkyMapper node of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) is hosted at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). Development and support the SkyMapper node of the ASVO has been funded in part by Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) and the Australian Government through the Commonwealth's Education Investment Fund (EIF) and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), particularly the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) and the Australian National Data Service Projects (ANDS)."

If help is provided in obtaining specific data, database assistance, data characterisation, additional calibration assistance, etc., then the assisting members of the SkyMapper Team should be included as co-authors.

Use of data from TAC-approved 3rd-party programs

Authors are required to include the following acknowledgement paragraph in the paper:

"The national facility capability for SkyMapper has been funded through ARC LIEF grant LE130100104 from the Australian Research Council, awarded to the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne, Curtin University of Technology, Monash University and the Australian Astronomical Observatory. SkyMapper is owned and operated by The Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics."

Use of commissioning data taken before the official survey start (18 March 2014) and from the Test Data Release

Authors are required to obtain the agreement of and include members of the SkyMapper Team as co-authors on the paper (Team members: Bessell, Da Costa, Keller, Onken, Schmidt, Tisserand, Wolf)