Following the adoption of the PAC recommendations by the director,
the Physics Division TAC meets and identifies experiments that
will require major installation effort (experiments whose installation
is anticipated to involve more than one month of floor time and/or
cost JLab more than $250k). Any experiment so identified must
have completed a formal readiness review prior to March or September
1 to be considered for running in the 15-month period being scheduled
at that time. Jefferson Lab would prefer to schedule major installation
experiments a year in advance, and will generally try to schedule
the beginning of their installation phase coincident with the
summer or winter shutdown. Spokespersons for these experiments
must request their initial readiness review with this lead time
For any experiment identified as a ìmajor installationî
experiment, a second readiness review will be held prior to the
experiment being listed as ìfirmî on the accelerator
schedule. In addition, as part of the scheduling process for
experiments that do not qualify as ìmajor installationî
experiments, the Scheduling Committee may request a readiness
review prior to firm scheduling for any experiment with complex
technical requirements or unusual installation requirements.
The readiness reviews will be scheduled by the Hall Leader for
the hall where the experiment will be mounted. The makeup of
the review committee and the date of the review will be set by
the Hall Leader in consultation with the Associate Director for
Physics and the Director for Accelerator Operations. The committee
will include, as appropriate: the Associate Director for Physics,
Physics EH&S, the Accelerator technical support group, and
the experimentís Liaison Physicist, Accelerator Liaison,
and Accelerator Operations Liaison. The committee may be augmented
by other experts as necessary to provide a complete, balanced
review for the experiment under consideration.
A meeting between the experiment spokesperson(s) and the experimentís
Liaison Physicist, the Accelerator Liaison, and the Accelerator
Operations Liaison must take place prior to the readiness review.
Any open issues identified by that meeting will be included explicitly
in the agenda of the readiness review.
The main purpose of the readiness reviews is to ensure the success
of the experiments. To that end, the review must answer the following
Other items will be added to the charge to the review committee
as deemed appropriate by the Hall Leader, the Associate Director
for Physics, and/or the Head of Accelerator Operations, and as
identified by the meeting between the spokesperson(s) and the
experiment's Liaison Physicist, the Accelerator Liaison, and the
Accelerator Operations Liaison.
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