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The HST peer review process will move to a double-anonymous review process, in which authors’ identities are concealed from both review panel members and TAC members. Provided here are guidelines to assist reviewers in insuring a fairer proposal evaluation process. See the Recommendations of the Working Group on Anonymizing Proposal Reviews Working Group Home site for information in the working group that compiled these guidelines, and the FAQ on Anonymizing Proposal Reviews for more general information on this change. A similar page gives Proposer Guidelines in Anonymous Reviews for help in preparing proposalsPlease send questions and comments to

The primary objective of these reviews select the best science and not the best science teams. The TAC panels and chairs rank proposals in order of scientific merit, and recommend the resources that should be allocated to each. The experience of the team with HST or otherwise is not a consideration. Do not spend time attempting to identify the team or the principal investigator. All accepted proposals are assigned a Program Coordinator works with the PI to finalize the Phase II submission for feasible observations. MAST provides "science ready" data for most uses, and there is help/documentation for further data processing.