NRAO Interactive Services Modification Request 2 S2 2012

1. Introduction

Misc. changes to the system.

2. Background

3. Requirements

  • Server Issues: Tests to isolate problems with the server performance when once user attempts to use a large load on the system. Tests have been devloped but this problem requires additional testing.
  • Authors/Institutions:
    • Authors: currently 116 users (A-I) have been de-duped. We should finish this effort within the next month.
    • Institutions: We need to fix or update some institution information, and make sure all users have a default institution.
  • GBT Emails: As Carl's tool is replaces there needs to be a change in emails. (Talk with ToneyMinter.)
  • Import Sessions: Add the capability of importing sessions the way that sources are imported. This is a bit tricky since Sessions depend on sources and resources. Also, the GBT behaves differently than does the EVLA/VLBA/HSA.
  • Export Sources: When a proposal has been submitted the export button is disabled. It would be useful to keep this so a user could directly export an old source list. Currently you can do this by copying a proposal to a draft and then exporting the draft, but this takes more clicks and is not always obvious.
  • Triggered Proposals: When triggered proposals are selected a text box should be revealed that allows the user to input text about the triggered proposal. The PST should validate that text has been entered into this field. This information should be displayed on the cover sheet and made available during the review process. (The review details are TBD.).
  • Abstract Minimum: Add validation check that the abstract contains more than 10 words.
  • DDT/EPO: Add a new category under DDT called EPO. (Details TBD).
  • Update Documentation:
    • EVLA: New WIDAR Modes
    • GBT: see helpdesk ticket
  • Student Support Page:
    • Add a mechanism to export SOS information. JeffMangum will provide the details.
    • We need to rethink the current SOS page which is confusing. Discussions with JeffMangum were leaning toward the following model. Remove "Requesting Investigator", the "Student Support PI" must be at a US institution (which may be NRAO), and the "Student" must be at a US institution. The software should check for these constraints and the documentation should be updated to reflect these changes (it is even now out of date).
    • Update documentation: From JeffMangum

Change Section in help documentation, "other related awards" subsection, to read:

Other Related Awards:
    Any current or pending awards that the student or the advisor have should be listed here. 

Also, in the "Student Support" section of the proposal the instructions under the "Related Awards" field should read:

"Please list for the SOS award requester and student only all current and pending awards (NSF/NASA/other).  
 Provide the amount, role (PI or CoI? ), funding agency, title, and period of performance for each award."

4. Design

Technical lead should provide a brief description of how this will be implemented in the code.

5. Deployment Checklist

Documentation? Systems/hardware/networking things needed for deployment?

6. Test Plan

6.1 Internal Testing

6.2 Sponsor Testing

6.3 Integration/Regression Tests


APPROVED: I acknowledge that my request is fully contained in this MR, and if the Open Sky (or other NIS or PST developers) deliver exactly what I specified, I will be happy.

ACCEPTED: I acknowledge that I have validated the completed code according to the acceptance tests, and I am happy with the results.

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Approved by Scientific Sponsor - - - - -
Accepted/Delivered by Sponsor - - - - -

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Discussion Area

-- DanaBalser - 2012-03-26
Topic revision: r5 - 2012-05-22, DanaBalser
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