Time Allocation Committee - TAC
Updated on January 5, 2023, 6:38 am
The NOIRLab TAC is charged with the scientific assessment and ranking of observing proposals for all NOIRLab-coordinated facilities (KPNO, CTIO, Gemini, and TSIP allocations). The NOIRLab TAC meets every six months, approximately one month after each proposal submission deadline.
In semester 2022B the NOIRLab TAC implemented a dual anonymous two stage proposal review process. The goal of a two-stage anonymized review process is to keep the focus of the first stage on the science being proposed.
For more information on the NOIRLab TAC process, or if you're interested in participating as a TAC member, please contact Mia Hartman, TAC Coordinator, or Verne Smith, Time Allocation Process Manager.
NOIRLab Proposal Resources
Note: NOIRLab standard proposals are accepted using the TAS proposal submission form. This form replaces the legacy NOAO proposal form (as of semester 2022A) and provides a much more streamlined submission process. Click here for proposal instructions. There are some key differences in the new system:
- Proposal text must be anonymized. Starting 2022B proposal content must be anonymized with the exception of the "Team Information and Relevant Background" attachment field.
- A CSDC user account is required to submit a proposal. This account will be used to manage all of your proposals. No longer do you use a separate new user for each proposal. You will be directed to the Proposal Form AFTER you login.
- Our submission tools will no longer compile your LaTex. This means all entries must be submitted through the webform as plain text, with scientific text (e.g. SJ, ED) of the proposal (including figures) being submitted as a PDF
- Multiple users can view a single proposal. Read, Write or Submit access can be granted to one or multiple investigators on the proposal.
- Proposals can be recalled up until the proposal submission deadline. Made a mistake? Proposals can now be recalled as long as the submission period is still open.
- More details of changes can be found on the FAQ page.
- Our new help email is email@example.com
- Proposal Instructions
NOIRLab TAC Results and Statistics