Data will be made available to the Principal Investigators (PIs) of selected proposals after evaluation of the proposal under this AO after the completion of one year lock-in period from the date on which MOM was put in Mars orbit. The term ‘data’ refers to the data products produced and archived at the data processing facility of each payload and distributed as listed data products described in Annexure 6. PIs should emphasize maximum utilisation of data from Mars Orbiter Mission. However, they can also utilise data from other international missions to complement their research. PIs may indicate in the proposal whether they would like to analyse the data independently, or would like to do it with the payload teams.