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Linking logistics, infrastructure, and research proposals: improving the planning process and the metrics for success. OPP Office Advisory Committee May 18, 2011. Central Transantarctic Mountains (CTAM) Camp. Supported 17 projects and more than 100 scientists

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Linking logistics, infrastructure, and research proposals: improving the planning process and the metrics for success

OPP Office Advisory Committee

May 18, 2011

central transantarctic mountains ctam camp
Central Transantarctic Mountains (CTAM) Camp
  • Supported 17 projects and more than 100 scientists
  • Constructed in only 28 days; benefit of the Field Camp Standardization Plan
  • Open for science 3 December – 26 January
icecube
IceCube
  • Fully operational 86-string neutrino detector
  • Exceeded original scientific expectations for detector size
optimization
Optimization
  • Field Camp Standardization Plan
  • Code waiver process
  • Simplified Operational Requirements Worksheet
  • SIP inventory requests feed into contractor databases for efficient allocations
planning improvements
Planning Improvements
  • AIL working with ANT to complete in-depth support reviews on large projects in advance of successful scientific review
  • Contractor working with PIs on feasibility studies in advance of proposal submission
  • AIL & Contractor staff available to consult; need to get the word out
process improvements
Process Improvements
  • Support Information Package needs a refresh
    • Match worksheet structure and inventory to current practice
  • Science outbrief process needs to be more efficient
current metrics
Current Metrics
  • Antarctic Support Contractor measures performance in aggregate
  • ASC does not track performance specific to each science project
  • NSF has GPRA metrics to track productive science days
oac assistance
OAC Assistance
  • Suggestions for how to define project success criteria with respect to contractor support
    • What support is most important to each project?
    • How do we measure that?
  • Suggestions for how best to receive feedback on support
    • On-ice or off?
    • Direct to NSF rather than through contractor?