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This TWiki provides information for PDG collaborators about the new PDG computing system. Other information is available:

How to get Started with the New PDG Computing System

The new PDG Computing System supports all activities of the PDG collaboration through a set of web-based tools. Most of these tools are accessed through a single portal called PdgWorkspace. The URL of this portal is:


In order to access PdgWorkspace, you need a PDG web account with a username (typically your e-mail address) and a password. If you ever used the new PDG ordering system, you already have a PDG web account. Otherwise a new one will be created for you. Your PDG web account needs to be authorized and associated with your roles in the PDG collaboration before you can use it to access PdgWorkspace.

The new PDG computing system and the use of PdgWorkspace are currently being phased in. We will contact each collaborator in due course with information about their PDG web account. However, if you do want to jump right in as soon as possible, you may request the creation and authorization of your PDG web account by contacting Piotr Zyla.


When you log into PdgWorkspace, the system knows your role and responsibilities in PDG, and will give you access to the corresponding tools. These tools may include the following:

Encoding Tool

The encoding tool supports the full encoding cycle for entering new results into the Listings. It is used by Literature Searchers, Encoders, Overseers, and Coordinators.

Review Author Tool

The review author tool supports the authoring of review articles. It is used by review authors, review coordinators and referees (deployed starting summer 2012).

Monitoring Tool

The monitoring tool is a comprehensive tool for monitoring the status of PDG work as well as the new computing system itself.

Administrative tools

Various administrative tools support different tasks such as managing the ordering system, creating user accounts, etc.


pdgLive (currently still in beta testing, see https://pdgprod.lbl.gov/pdgdemo/pdgLive/) is a web application for browsing the contents of the PDG database. It contains the information published in the Review of Particle Physics (the PDG book).

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

  • I didn't find what I need - where can I get help? Depending on what you're looking for, please contact one of the persons listed below:
    • For general usage questions about any of the user interfaces, please contact the corresponding UI Contact Person (see above)
    • Questions about how to encode something for the Listings: Piotr Zyla
    • Technical questions about PdgWorkspace: Sarah Poon
    • Technical questions about the PDG ordering system: Sarah Poon
    • Special requests regarding ordering of PDG products: pdgrequest@lbl.gov
    • General questions, or if you are unsure whom to ask: Juerg Beringer

  • I found a bug or would like to make a suggestion - whom should I contact? Please send an e-mail to the corresponding feedback mailing list (see above).
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