Status Report

White Paper on Improvements to the NASA Research and Analysis Proposal and Review System

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2020
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Paul K Byrne, Christina R. Richey, Julie C. Castillo-Rogez, Mark V. Sykes

We review some key issues pertaining to NASA’s Research and Analysis programs, and offer recommended actions to mitigate or resolve these issues. In particular, we recommended that NASA increases funding to support a healthy selection rate (~40%) for R&A programs, which underpin much scientific discovery with NASA mission data, and on which the majority of the U.S. planetary science community relies (either in part or wholly). We also recommend additional actions NASA can take to ensure a more equitable and sustainable planetary science research community in the U.S., including supporting the next generations of planetary researchers, working to minimize biases in peer review, and reducing the burden of scientists as they prepare R&A proposals.

Comments: 8 pages, 3 figures, white paper prepared for the NASEM Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2009.08312 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2009.08312v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

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From: Paul Byrne 

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