We remind that DESI Service is what is accumulated to award Builder Status and Continuing Participation. The ratio of Total DESI Effort divided by Total Research Effort is what is compared to commitments made in Memoranda of Understanding.
If you are uncertain as to whether particular work should be counted as DESI Service, please contact the Membership Committee for clarification.
The phrase "Project and collaboration service", aka DESI Service, is intended to encompass all efforts toward the DESI common good. Examples of common-good effort include:
* being a convener of a WG or a sub-group of a WG;* construction and documentation of catalogs that support a WG goal;* reporting of quality assurance investigations on survey data;* contributions to survey hardware, pipelines, target selection, surveysimulations, or imaging data sets; * aid to documentation, public or collaboration web presence, or other forms of public outreach;* contributions to data release papers or technical papers; * service in refereeing collaboration papers;* contributions toward collaboration management, governance, committees, fund-raising, or the organization of collaboration meetings. * contributions to key-author papers.* contributions to DECaLS, BASS, MzLS, and WISE imaging surveys.* supervising junior members on tasks above.
Direct effort toward one's own DESI science analyses (non key-author papers) should be counted in Total DESI effort but not in DESI service effort. This is in more detail in the DESI membership policy.
As described in the membership policy, for effort toward activities that benefit DESI but that also have a stand-alone purpose (for example, large cosmological simulations, external observational programs, or general theoretical work), please estimate the fraction specific to DESI and describe the DESI-specific activity or application.
Examples of items that should be excluded from research-time accounting:
* teaching; * academic (non-research) advising;* department/university service, including service on student thesis or mentoring committees; * national or community-level service; * refereeing of proposals or (non-DESI) papers; * attendance of seminars; * consulting to research activities beyond one's direct (non-DESI) research activities (e.g., helping other students or consulting to a research facility, where there is no expectation of co-authorship).
Examples of items that should be included in research-time accounting:* personal research; * advising of students and postdocs on work relevant to the personal research group; * any effort or service to large research collaborations (including DESI); * research grant writing.