We will recommend these guidelines be added to the orientation material and sent out prior to the triage review. We may ask for a streamlining of orientation material, and a checklist, so this doesn't get lost in the flood of documentation.
- Your primary objective is to review the scientific merit of the proposal.
- Do not spend time attempting to identify the team or the principle investigator.
- Past usage of HST is no longer a consideration
- MAST provides "science ready" data for most uses, and there is help/documentation for further processing.
- responsible use of data and timely publications are valid issues, which should be addressed in successful proposals (see Proposer Guidelines in Anonymous Reviews).
- Chairs need to be vigilant; redirect or cut-off discussion when discussion moves to PI or team. Move the discussion back to the scientific merit of the proposal.
- Proposals that are not compliant with the anonymizing guidelines should be flagged as non-compliant, much in the same way proposals that exceed the page limits are flagged. Non-compliance will affect the outcome of the proposal. Proposals may be downgraded or rejected.
- Panels should provide feedback to proposers if they've not anonymized themselves sufficiently.