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Title: The organization and management of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory
Authors: Berriman, G. Bruce
Hanisch, Robert J.
Lazio, T. Joseph W.
Szalay, Alexander
Fabbiano, Giussepina
Keywords: virtual observatory
management
distributed organization
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes+Instrumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-6, 2012
Abstract: The U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO; http://www.us-vao.org/) has been in operation since May 2010. Its goal is to enable new science through efficient integration of distributed multi-wavelength data. This paper describes the management and organization of the VAO, and emphasizes the techniques used to ensure efficiency in a distributed organization. Management methods include using an annual program plan as the basis for establishing contracts with member organizations, regular communication, and monitoring of processes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42510
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