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The Proposal Management System (PMS)

Proposals must be submitted through the Proposal Management System (PMS) at URL: http://pms.iram.frhttp://pms.iram.fr.

Proposal editors will have to create a PMS account to be able to login and prepare/submit their proposals. To do so, it is sufficient to click on the URL above and to follow the instructions on-screen that guide the proposal editor through the submission process. The submission procedure consists in filling in an on-line form with the details of the requested observations (source coordinates, receiver setups, array configuration, etc.), and to upload a single file in pdf format containing the scientific and technical justification. A LATEX template is provided from the PMS submission page. This file may be customized, but proposers should respect the following requirements: (1) a normal proposal may contain up to two pages of text describing the scientific aims and technical description (4 pages for a Large Program, see below) (2) you may add up to two pages of figures, tables, and references (but don't mix text with figures, tables, and references!), and (3) the font size must be 11pt or larger.

For a proposal to be complete, PMS requires that all authors validate their identity (e-mail and affiliation) and their participation to the proposal before the deadline. The editor of the proposal will have to send invitations to all authors through PMS by clicking an invitation button. We urge proposal editors to invite the authors through PMS well before the deadline to give them enough time to validate their identity before the deadline. Authors that fail to validate their participation will automatically be dropped from the proposal.

PMS will be opened for submission of new proposals about three weeks before the deadline2. Proposers may modify their proposals in PMS until the deadline, in which case the submit button must be activated again after modification of the proposal. Please avoid last minute submissions when the network could be congested. If you experience any difficulty with the submission process in PMS, please contact us at pms-feedback@iram.fr for help. You may also use this e-mail address for bug reports, general questions and comments.


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