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The organization and management of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory

Berriman, G. Bruce and Hanisch, Robert J. and Lazio, T. Joseph W. and Szalay, Alexander and Fabbiano, Giuseppina (2012) The organization and management of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory. In: Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8449. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 84490H. ISBN 9780819491503. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161021-121520626

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Abstract

The U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO http://www.us-vao.org/) has been in operation since May 2010. Its goal is to enable new science through efficient integration of distributed multi-wavelength data. This paper describes the management and organization of the VAO, and emphasizes the techniques used to ensure efficiency in a distributed organization. Management methods include using an annual program plan as the basis for establishing contracts with member organizations, regular communication, and monitoring of processes.


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Berriman, G. Bruce0000-0001-8388-534X
Lazio, T. Joseph W.0000-0002-3873-5497
Fabbiano, Giuseppina0000-0002-3554-3318
Additional Information:© 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This paper describes work done with the support of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory. The VAO is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (under Cooperative Agreement AST-0834235) and by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The VAO is managed by the VAO, LLC, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the District of Columbia and a collaborative effort of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI). Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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NSFAST-0834235
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Subject Keywords:virtual observatory, management, distributed organization
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8449
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Official Citation:G. Bruce Berriman ; Robert J. Hanisch ; T. Joseph W. Lazio ; Alexander Szalay and Giuseppina Fabbiano " The organization and management of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory ", Proc. SPIE 8449, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy V, 84490H (August 13, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.926605; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926605
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