This web page is for a collaborative discussion of the ALMA Proposal Review Committee and Time Allocation Committee procedures.
The ALMA Board TAC Subcommittee (chaired by Lo, with Miyama, Cesarsky, Bronfman as members) began its activities at the March 2006 ALMA Board meeting. Since then previous documents (ASAC recommendations, etc) have been subsumed into new documents. I believe there are three current documents to consider:
1) ALMA Operations Plan D (AOPvD)
: Accepted by Board, reviewed by outside committees (review process is described in Sec4.8)
2) Project Scientist's White Paper
: presented to ASAC 17 Sept 2006, ESAC, EASAC, ANASAC (29 Sept 2006). Presented to Board 10 Nov 2006. Board discussed forming special subcommittee to write a more detailed implementation plan to submit to the ALMA Board subcommittee on TAC (chaired by Lo, with Miyama, Cesarsky, Bronfman as members). This was done 22 Jan 2007.
3) Special Committee Report 'The ALMA Proposal Review Process'
: A committee convened by the Board TAC Subcommittee consisting of J. Richer,
L. Testi, J. Carpenter, S. Yamamoto and D. Mardones, delivered 2007 Oct 18. I don't believe this has been reviewed by any SAC.
3) ALMA Board Report 'The ALMA Proposal Review Process'
: A committee convened by the Board ALMA TAC Subcommittee K. Y. Lo (Chair), T. de Graauw, S. Miyama, M. Rubio, T. de Zeeuw presented 25 January 2010 (protected).
: A short recent history of the development of ideas on PRC/TAC subjects through AOPvD
- 18 Nov 2008