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Appendix C Background Questionnaire I. Organizational Aspects A. Scientific organization of major program 1. How did the program get started? (circle one) a.) personal initiative b.) workshop (sponsored by) c.) other (please explain) 2. Scientific oversight was provided by: (circle one) a.) NRC committee/panel b.) agency endorsed steering group c.) ad Hoc scientific working group d.) other (please explain) 3. Program coordination was provided by: (circle all that apply) a.) Federal Program Office b.) academically based project office c.) oversight committee/panel/steering group d.) more than one of the above (please explain) e.) other (please explain) 4. Did these structures for program coordination change during the lifetime of the program? a.) in what way? b.) why? 5. What is your committee's policy on steering committee chair and member selection and term of service? B. Federal Agency Coordination
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1. Which agency(ies) provided resources? (circle all that apply) a.) National Science Foundation b.) Office of Naval Research c.) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration d.) National Aeronautics and Space Administration e.) Department of Energy f.) Environmental Protection Agency g.) USGS h.) other (please name) 2. If multiple agencies were involved please answer 2a, otherwise skip to Question #3 a.) Mechanism(s) for coordination between agencies included: (circle all that apply) (1) executive level coordination (e.g., CENR) (2) interagency project office (3) informal program manager interactions (4) other (please describe) 3. Did agency involvement change during the lifetime of the program? If yes, please describe. C. International Coordination 1. Was this major program part of a formal international program? (circle all that apply) a.) WCRP b.) IGBP c.) ICSU d.) other (please explain) 2. Was this program conducted as a multinational effort? If yes, which nations were involved? II. Development of Program Science A. Is this program considered to be an interdisciplinary effort? If yes, how is coordination among disciplines accomplished? B. How was the program prospectus developed? 1. Small group/individual prospectus => community? Year? 2. Community meeting => prospectus? Year? 3. Estimate the number of scientists involved in planning the initial science C. Were modelers involved in the design of field work? If yes, please describe how. D. Is there an open solicitation for proposals? If yes, how far in advance of the proposal deadline? If not, how are proposals solicited? E. How are individual/small group proposals submitted? 1. open solicitation
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2. coordinated submission 3. other (please explain) III. Data Processing and Management A. What is the official program policy on data sharing within the program? How long is the exclusive use period? B. What is your program's policy regarding the time to expire before the data will be available to nonprograms scientists? C. What is your program's policy regarding data archiving (including role of data centers and repositories for samples)? D. What is/was your program's plans for the initial distribution of results? 1. Workshops (funded by)? 2. Special volumes - team publications? 3. other (please describe) IV. Coordination with Other Major Oceanographic Programs A. How do you coordinate the research planning/implementation of your program with relevant programs supported by other Federal agencies (e.g., sharing of meeting minutes, committee member overlap, joint SSC meetings)? V. Synthesis and Model Development A. Were observationalists involved in the modeling efforts? If yes, please discuss. B. Were model output/codes made available to other members of the program? If yes, please elaborate. C. How are/will data be made available to nonprogram scientists? (circle all that apply) 1. data reports 2. WWWeb 3. CD roms 4. atlas 5. NODC 6. NGDC 7. other (please describe) VI. Program milestones: Please provide dates (month/year) for the following events (if applicable) A. ideas for the program generated B. first planning meeting C. first meeting of the Scientific Steering committee D. Science Plan made available to the community via report
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E. Implementation Plan made available to the community via report F. first program money received G. first proposal solicitation H. first science money received by Pls I. start of first field experiment J. end of last field experiment K. first Special Session at a national meeting held VII. Impact A. One way to measure the scientific impact of major ocean programs is to evaluate the citation impact of a subset of existing programs. Please list titles of high profile publications that can be attributed to your program (up to 10). The lists provided will then be combined to represent examples of important contributions made by major programs.
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