Thursday, 9 am MT, 11 am ET, 19 March 2020

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Agenda

  • 20B
    • SRP Telecons (Dana, Amy)
    • Regular<->Large Guidelines (Dana)
  • 21A
    • PST CfP Requirements (Lorant)
      • SSA-5862 PST 20B: GBT new large proposal definition
      • SSA-4192 PST: NED/SIMBAD search preferences
      • SSA-4740 Chandra and Swift Spinners not operating correctly
      • SSA-4838 LST/GST Calculations
      • SSA-5309 Update gender input in PST
      • SSA-5461 ECT: time conversion bug
      • SSA-5657 Password reset should handle disabled accounts differently
      • SSA-4738 GST Calculation for the VLBA
      • SSA-4225 PST: add caption field to upload figs
      • SSA-3109 characters in source name
      • SSA-4790 Improvement to LST calculation
      • SSA-5805 Changing user name threw exception
      • SSA-5733 GOST 20B bug fix
      • SSA-5860 VLA LST/elevation error
      • SSA-5822 Make "Elevation" and "Season" blank by default in ECT
      • SSA-2964 PST: Withdraw Proposal Problem
      • SSA-6139 Edit Button on General Page missing
      • SSA-6231 PST: HSA 4Gbps to GO
      • SSA-6232 PST: allowed subarray modes change
      • SSA-6235 Switching wideband -> spectral line -> wideband changes rate calc
      • SSA-6236 TJ cues in review page
  • NASA Town Hall (Dana)
  • AOB

Minutes

Attending: DanaBalser, RickLively, EmmanuelMomjian, HeidiMedlin, AnandCrossley, DaleFrail, AmyMioduszewski, ToneyMinter, LorantSjouwerman

  • 20B
    • SRP Telecons. DanaBalser reported that the telecons were complete and that there were two panels which still have not finalized their reviews. Expectations are that these will be done by tomorrow (Friday) and we can move to the next phase to begin to prepare for the TAC meeting. DanaBalser reported that MarkClaussen said that the large load of the AGN SRP was difficult to manage and took more time than scheduled. We should talk with the AGN SRP chair about her experience at the TAC meeting. AmyMioduszewski reported that several SRP members in the SSP and SFM panels thought the Triggered proposals should be submitted as DDTs. This is not what we recommend. Moreover, there is one proposal review that suggests that the proposal should have been submitted as a DDT and we should remove this comment. AmyMioduszewski will send this proposal ID to DanaBalser, and he will make a note to discuss this issue with the TAC.
    • Regular<->Large Guidelines. DanaBalser summarized a new policy from DaleFrail and KarenONeil on how to deal with changes in a proposal type after submission. For example, a technical review that reveals more time is required pushing the total time over the Regular/Large bounday. This happened with two GBT proposals in 20B. The policy is: We will not change the proposal type but flag this proposal at the TAC meeting. We will give the TAC the following guidelines: If the proposal goes from Large to Regular then there should be no real issues. But if the proposal goes from Regular to Large then if the TAC really likes the proposal, they would simply be limited to only giving it as much time as is allowed in the regular proposal call (e.g., 200 hours over 1 year). If the TAC feels that is not enough hours to accomplish the science, then the proposal is rejected.
  • 21A
    • PST CfP Requirements. LorantSjouwerman organized the discussion by dividing the tickets into several groups. We agreed to do three of the four tickets in the New group with a high priority (see below). We also agreed that we should fix the three bugs in the Important group. This total effort is about 8 days which corresponds to the 2 weeks we are allocated (including discussion and testing). We also had agreed to make SSA-5309 a priority in 20B and so therefore will lobby for an extra 3 days of support for 20B from SSA. We did not discuss in any detail the remaining items and noone at the meeting felt there were any other tickets that were urgent. Some details follow.
      • New (4.5 days for three high priority items)
        • SSA-6231 PST: HSA 4Gbps to GO. We agreed this ticket was High Priority
        • SSA-6232 PST: allowed subarray modes change. RickLively said this was not feasible to implement. The plan is for EmmanuelMomjian to provide information in the CfP for authors to put this info in the technical justification.
        • SSA-6266 Redo Station Selection for GMVA. We agreed this ticket was High Priority
        • SSA-6267 New GBT Large Proposal Constraints. We agreed this ticket was High Priority
      • Important (3.5 days for these three items listed in order of priority)
        • SSA-6235 Switching wideband -> spectral line -> wideband changes rate calc.
        • SSA-5822 Make "Elevation" and "Season" blank by default in ECT.
        • SSA-5733 GOST 20B bug fix.
      • Account
        • SSA-5309 Update gender input in PST. (3 days). AnandCrossley will provide DaleFrail with the background on this ticket since he needs to fold this into the FY21 operating plan.
        • SSA-4035 Problem with form to update password
        • SSA-5657 Password reset should handle disabled accounts differently
        • SSA-5732 Available authors page should not allow adding disabled accounts as co-authors
      • LST (epic SSA-4838 LST/GST Calculations)
        • SSA-4790 Improvement to LST calculation
        • SSA-5860 VLA LST/elevation error
        • SSA-4738 GST Calculation for the VLBA
      • Minor
        • SSA-3109 characters in source name
        • SSA-4192 PST: NED/SIMBAD search preferences
        • SSA-5461 ECT: time conversion bug
        • SSA-5805 Changing user name threw exception
      • Uknown
        • SSA-2964 PST: Withdraw Proposal Problem
        • SSA-4225 PST: add caption field to upload figs
        • SSA-4740 Chandra and Swift Spinners not operating correctly
        • SSA-5309 Update gender input in PST
        • SSA-5657 Password reset should handle disabled accounts differently
        • SSA-6139 Edit Button on General Page missing
        • SSA-6236 TJ cues in review page. RickLively noted this ticket should be moved to the review items.
  • NASA Town Hall. DanaBalser attended the NASA Town Hall on Dual-Anonymous Peer Review for Astrophysics General Observer / General Investigator Programs. The bottom line is that NASA plans to go to the dual-anonymous peer review for all facilities (except SOFIA) within a year or so. He will forward his notes to the TTA group.
  • AOB
    • X-proposals: DaleFrail gave a status of the X-proposal review. He will soon sumbit the questions from the observatory to TonyBeasley and then sumbit these to the PI.. We are about 1 week late. There probably will not be a face-to-face but either a video conference or just a Q&A exchange if that is deemed sufficient.

-- DanaBalser - 2020-02-28
Topic revision: r7 - 2020-03-19, DanaBalser
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