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evn:guidelines [2020/07/29 22:01]
kazi [Short Observations (e-VLBI)]
evn:guidelines [2020/08/31 09:53] (current)
kazi [Triggered e-VLBI observations]
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 ===== Guidelines on proposal writing ===== ===== Guidelines on proposal writing =====
  
-All proposals must include a scientific and technical justification as well as figures, tables and references, with a total length limited to 4 pages (A4 or US Letter format, with a font size no smaller than 11 points). The Justification must be uploaded as a single PDF document into the [[http://proposal.jive.nl/|Northstar proposal tool]]. +All proposals must include a scientific and technical justification as well as figures, tables and references, with a total length limited to 4 pages (A4 or US Letter format, with a font size no smaller than 11 points). The Justification must be uploaded as a single PDF document into the [[http://proposal.jive.nl/|Northstar proposal tool]].  
  
-Proposers are free to adjust the length of the various proposal sections within this overall length limit.The strongly recommended breakdown is 2 pages for the Science & technical justification and 2 pages for Figures, tables and references. Figures and tables may be interleaved in the text, so that e.g. figures appear close to the location where references are made to them. Where relevant, a brief summary of any related EVN proposals already observed or scheduled should be included in the justification. Proposers should indicate if it is a resubmission of an earlier proposal. +Proposals should have ​__up to 2 pages of text for the Science & Technical justification__ and 2 pages for figures, tables and references.​ Figures and tables may be interleaved with the science and technical justification, so that e.g. figures appear close to the location in the text where references are made to them. Where relevant, a brief summary of any related EVN proposals already observed or scheduled should be included in the justification. Proposers should indicate if it is a resubmission of an earlier proposal. 
  
   * Proposers should identify any individual antenna(s) whose inclusion is considered ESSENTIAL for achieving their goals.   * Proposers should identify any individual antenna(s) whose inclusion is considered ESSENTIAL for achieving their goals.
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   * Hartebeesthoek will not normally observe sources north of declination +30 deg.   * Hartebeesthoek will not normally observe sources north of declination +30 deg.
   * More complete help about telescope-specific considerations can be found in the on-line help in the array selection table of the "Observing Request" tab of the NorthStar tool.   * More complete help about telescope-specific considerations can be found in the on-line help in the array selection table of the "Observing Request" tab of the NorthStar tool.
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 ===== Phase-referencing observations ===== ===== Phase-referencing observations =====
 Observers are advised to find phase calibrators as close as possible to their target source.  Observers are advised to find phase calibrators as close as possible to their target source. 
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 ===== Targets of Opportunity (ToO) ===== ===== Targets of Opportunity (ToO) =====
  
-Targets of opportunity (ToO) are defined to be extremely rare and/or unpredictable events where there is a limited opportunity to make scientifically important observations. This limited opportunity and the potential scientific impact of the observations together constitute the justification for an exceptional response to a ToO proposal, by-passing the normal EVN review and scheduling procedures. The policy to apply for ToO time can be found [[http://old.evlbi.org/proposals/too.2011.pdf|here]]. Note that ToOs should not be submitted using NorthStar. Proposers should use the [[http://www.ira.inaf.it/evn_doc/covervlbi.tex|tex-based VLBI cover sheet]] to provide the observational details. Note that the proprietary period for ToO observations, during which the proposer has exclusive access to the data, is reduced to 6 MONTHS from the date of receipt of the correlated data from the last epoch of a proposal, see [[guidelines#EVN Data Access Policy|EVN Data Access Policy for further details.]]+Targets of opportunity (ToO) are defined to be extremely rare and/or unpredictable events where there is a limited opportunity to make scientifically important observations. This limited opportunity and the potential scientific impact of the observations together constitute the justification for an exceptional response to a ToO proposal, by-passing the normal EVN review and scheduling procedures. The policy to apply for ToO time can be found [[http://old.evlbi.org/proposals/too.2011.pdf|here]]. Note that ToOs should not be submitted using NorthStar. Proposers should use the [[http://www.ira.inaf.it/evn_doc/covervlbi.tex|tex-based VLBI cover sheet]] to provide the observational details. The scientific and technical justification should be submitted as one pdf document consisting of max. 4 pages in A4 or US Letter format with a font size no smaller than 11 pt. The proposal should have up to 2 pages of text for the Science & Technical justification and 2 pages for figures, tables and references.​ Figures and tables may be interleaved with the science justification, so that e.g. figures appear close to the location in the text where references are made to them. See [[https://www.evlbi.org/target-opportunity-proposals|https://www.evlbi.org/target-opportunity-proposals]] for more information. 
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 +Note that the proprietary period for ToO observations, during which the proposer has exclusive access to the data, is reduced to 6 MONTHS from the date of receipt of the correlated data from the last epoch of a proposal, see [[guidelines#EVN Data Access Policy|EVN Data Access Policy for further details.]]
  
 Based on requests from the EVN user community, the EVN CBD has decided that the abstracts of any proposal (including ToOs and Short observations) submitted starting from the October 1 2017 deadline that receive observing time will become public at the EVN Data Archive (http://jive.eu/select-experiment). Based on requests from the EVN user community, the EVN CBD has decided that the abstracts of any proposal (including ToOs and Short observations) submitted starting from the October 1 2017 deadline that receive observing time will become public at the EVN Data Archive (http://jive.eu/select-experiment).
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   * Should indicate the maximum number of trigger events to be observed;   * Should indicate the maximum number of trigger events to be observed;
   * Should demonstrate the capability of the proposers to locate and respond to triggering events within the period for which the proposal should be active.   * Should demonstrate the capability of the proposers to locate and respond to triggering events within the period for which the proposal should be active.
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 +//New:// Trigger activation in EVN Sessions is now also possible with the following restrictions:
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 +  * Performed on best effort basis; only if there is an available observing slot in the right frequency range and if media resources are sufficient.
 +  * Performed in disk-recording only.
 +  * Trigger activation should be done at least one week before the start of the desired frequency block in the schedule by writing a mail to the PC Chair.
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 +Note that not all gaps in the observing schedule may be available for observations!
  
 ==== Automated e-VLBI trigger observations ==== ==== Automated e-VLBI trigger observations ====
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