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Proposal Rating

1.0 - 1.5 points

Highly innovative research proposal of exceptional quality and outstanding scientific and/or practical relevance. It must get beamtime.

1.6 - 2.0 points

A well-conceived and original research proposal, with strong potential for making an important contribution to an active field of research. No alternative analytical tool is available. It should definitely get beamtime.

2.1 - 2.5 points

Very good proposal, with a relevant scientific case and likely to produce significant results. The need for Elettra or FERMI is evident and it should get beamtime under normal circumstances.

2.6 - 3.0 points

A potentially excellent proposal which is lacking some information, e.g., preliminary results, further explanations, etc. Although not groundbreaking, it is near cutting-edge and likely to produce significant results. The need for Elettra or FERMI is evident. It may get beamtime, unless there are too many exceptional proposals.

3.1 - 4.0 points

Elettra or FERMI may be required and the science interesting, although in a well-worked area of research. It is of lower priority in a competitive environment. It may get  beamtime, if the pressure on the beamline is not heavy.

4.1 - 5.0 points

Doubts exist regarding the scientific content of the proposed project, or the scientific case is not clear, or there is no clear requirement for Elettra or FERMI. It should not get beamtime, unless there is no demand on that particular beamline.

Fractional scores are permitted, but should be restricted to a resolution no finer than 0.1 point.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:14