SSHADE Scientific manager & development

  • Bernard Schmitt (Senior scientist) [Bernard.Schmitt “at”]

SSHADE Software manager & development

  • Damien Albert (Database engineer) [Damien.Albert “at”]
  • Former: Philippe Bollard (Database engineer: 2009 – 2020-11-30)

SSHADE Software development

  • Etienne Dode (Database engineer: 2023-05-01 –)
  • Former: Manon Furrer (Database engineer: 2021-09-01 – 2022-08-31)

VO interoperability development

  • Damien Albert (Database engineer)

SSHADE data management, providers & users support, ...

  • Bernard Schmitt (Senior scientist)
  • Lydie Bonal (Assistant Astronomer, 2011-01-01 –, 10%)
  • Zélia Dionnet (Assistant Astronomer, 2022-09-01 –, 30%)
  • Former: Alexandre Garenne (post-doctorant: 2016-06-01 – 2018-12-31)

SSHADE partner's team

  • 45 database managers from 20 active and 7 starting databases (see SSHADE Databases)

Right of Internet users: right of access and rectification

This website contains personal information about data providers and users of SSHADE. According to the French law n° 78-17 of January 6th, 1978, relative to the Data processing, the files and the Freedoms (articles 38, 39, 40), you have a right to access, rectify and delete data concerning you, online on this site. To fully remove your account, you can contact the SSHADE manager (


The responsibility of SSHADE and its partners can not, in any way, be engaged in the use of the data contained on this site or the consequences that may result from their use or interpretation.

Intellectual property

The SSHADE site is a work of creation, exclusive property of SSHADE, protected by the French and international legislation on the right of the intellectual property. No reproduction or representation can be carried out in contravention of the SSHADE rights resulting from the aforementioned legislation. The intellectual property of the SSHADE data and associated metadata belongs to the individuals that recorded and processed the data (listed for each data as 'experimentalists' or 'validators').

The establishment of hypertext links by third parties to pages or documents disseminated on the site of SSHADE, is authorized provided that the links do not contravene the interests of the SSHADE partner consortium and, that they guarantee the possibility for the user to identify the origin and the author of the document.

Web hosting

Financial and technical support

The first versions of the SSDM datamodel and the GhoSST database have first been designed in the frame of Europlanet-RI JRA4 work package (IDIS activity).

The SSHADE database infrastructure has been designed in the frame of Europlanet 2020-RI / VESPA activity. The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654208.

Additional funding was provided in France by the Institut des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU/CNRS), by the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG/UGA) and by the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES).

The Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG/UGA) also provides manpower support for software development.

SSHADE common database

The SSDM datamodel uses some official classifications. The fundamental data of SSHADE are partly compilations of a large variety of sources available on the web, plus scientific books and papers. Their links are provided below each dataset, when possible. The major ones are :


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  • Last modified: 2023/04/05 16:44
  • by Bernard Schmitt