e-MERLIN web-based proposal tool
Deadline : Midnight (23:59 GMT) 17th March 2014
The e-MERLIN proposal submission tool Northstar WILL be open for the submission of proposals for e-MERLIN cycle-2 from March 20th 2014.
e-MERLIN cycle-2 proposals must be submitted via the e-MERLIN NorthStar web-based proposals submission tool. To submit an application for time, go to the NorthStar website (register as a new user if necessary) and follow the instructions given in the help file that you will find on the welcome page.
The web-based proposal tool NorthStar has been successfully used for MERLIN and EVN proposals and it will also be adopted for the initial submission of e-MERLIN proposals.
From Cycle-2 invitations for proposals will be distributed twice per year and submitted proposals will be subject to peer review via a PATT e-MERLIN Time Allocation Committee (Phase 1). Successful proposals will then be subject to a second pass in which full observing details will be verified (Phase 2). By default e-MERLIN observations are dynamically scheduled by the operations team. Following the completion of the scheduled observations, the user is invited to attend the e-MERLIN Visitors Suite housed in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics where full face-to-face support is available to assist the user in the processing of their data to final astronomical images.