Working Groups Members of the various Nodes are often drafted to participate in the early phases of a project
PDS has identified maintaining the integrity of the data and archive holdings as well as tracking their existence and locations as a priority. This activity is focused on defining the requirements, developing the associated processes, and implementing needed tools and infrastructure to support the tracking and integrity of the data and archive holdings from the data producer all the way to the NSSDC.
The International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA) is a close association of the solar system science data archives operated by space agencies, with the aim of maintaining and continuously improving the quality and services to solar system science data from space based instruments.
The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) supports Planetary Data System (PDS) long-term archive. This project is to ensure that the interface between PDS and NSSDC is well defined to allow PDS to meet its long term perservation requirements.
The PDS Management Council (MC) approved the formation of a Physical Media Working Group (PMWG) to address alleged PDS wide challenges associated with the use of physical media.