All paper using VNGS data downloaded from HeDaM should include the following acknowledgements:

The VNGS data was accessed through the Herschel Database in Marseille (HeDaM - operated by CeSAM and hosted by the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille.

Also, a link to HeDaM ( in a footnote would be very appreciated.

Standard references to Herschel and its instruments

In all papers using Herschel data, a compulsory footnote on the first page should be included. The footnote is:

Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA.

Reference to Herschel and its instruments should be made using the following standard references as appropriate. By means of an example:

In the present paper we will be discussing observations performed with the ESA Herschel Space Observatory (Pilbratt et al. 2010), in particular employing Herschel's large telescope and powerful science payload to do photometry using the PACS (Poglitsch et al. 2010) and SPIRE (Griffin et al. 2010) instruments, and very high resolution spectroscopy with the HIFI (de Graauw et al. 2010) instrument.


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