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Ongoing evolution of proposal reviews in the Spitzer warm mission

Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa and Dodd, Suzanne R. and Silbermann, Nancy A. and Rebull, L. M. and Laine, Seppo and Crane, Megan and Stauffer, John and Armus, Lee (2016) Ongoing evolution of proposal reviews in the Spitzer warm mission. In: Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9910. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 991012. ISBN 978-1-5106-0199-4.

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The Spitzer Space Telescope is executing the seventh year of extended warm mission science. The cryogenic mission operated from 2003 to 2009. The observing proposal review process has evolved from large, week-long, in-person meetings during the cryogenic mission to the introduction of panel telecon reviews in the warm mission. Further compression of the schedule and budget for the proposal solicitation and selection process led to additional changes in 2014. Large proposals are still reviewed at an in-person meeting but smaller proposals are no longer discussed by a topical science panel. This hybrid process, involving an in-person committee for the larger proposals and strictly external reviewers for the smaller proposals, has been successfully implemented through two observing cycles. While people like the idea of not having to travel to a review it is still the consensus opinion, in our discussions with the community, that the in-person review panel discussions provide the most satisfying result. We continue to use in-person reviews for awarding greater than 90% of the observing time.

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Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa0000-0002-5987-5210
Rebull, L. M.0000-0001-6381-515X
Laine, Seppo0000-0003-1250-8314
Stauffer, John0000-0003-3595-7382
Armus, Lee0000-0003-3498-2973
Additional Information:© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:Spitzer Space Telescope, proposal peer review, time allocation committee
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:9910
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Official Citation:Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi ; Suzanne R. Dodd ; Nancy A. Silbermann ; L. M. Rebull ; Seppo Laine ; Megan Crane ; John Stauffer ; Lee Armus; Ongoing evolution of proposal reviews in the Spitzer warm mission. Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 991012 (July 15, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231788.
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