XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: Policies and Procedures


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2 Introduction


This document informs potential proposers about the policies adopted, the procedures to be followed for the AO and the interactions foreseen between proposers and the Science Operations Centre (SOC).


The organization of this document is as follows:


An overview of the different categories of observing time is presented in section 3.


The entire proposal process is summarized in section 4.


Details of the proposal submission procedure, evaluation and selection processes are described in sections 5, 6 and 7, respectively.


Some information on proposal enhancement and scheduling of accepted targets is summarized in section 8.


Sections 8.5 and 9 contain information on data products, proprietary data rights and publication acknowledgement.


Proposers are advised to read all sections of this document carefully; special attention should be paid to sections 5, and 6 and subsection 7.1



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