Compliance in Proposal Preparation

Proposals that are not in compliance with Observatory policies may be rejected or be reduced in scheduling priority. The following is a non-exhaustive review of common cases of non-compliance.

  • A Regular proposal that is determined to be incorrectly submitted as a Triggered proposal.

  • A Scientific Justification that is not compliant with the formatting requirements described above.

  • Relevant information is missing from the Technical Justification. This includes the additional materials such as the output of the sensitivity calculator or mapping calculator.

  • The information in the output of the sensitivity calculator, mapping calculator, spectral line configuration, etc. is incomplete or incorrect.

  • Proposals that intentionally propose for inaccurate source coordinates with the purpose of obscuring the true positions of the sources.

  • A Large proposal that fails to provide a data management and data release plan.