Hubble Space Telescope Science Policies Group and Peer Review Information

The Science Policies Group (SPG) is home to the scientific and technical staff that manages the allocation of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. The SPG conducts the process of selecting the science program for General Observers and Archival Researchers, and establishes science metrics to evaluate success. The SPG is the point-of-contact between the (Hubble) Space Telescope Users Committee (STUC) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

The SPG's key objective is to optimize and maximize the scientific productivity of HST. The SPG fosters the submission of the highest quality scientific programs through the identification of key scientific area that require the investment of Hubble observing time to be studied. It also fosters broad multidisciplinary and multi-observatory collaborations.



Cycle 28 Peer Review Information

Cycle 28 Virtual Panel Review Guidelines, Science Mission Office

Cycle 28 Virtual Panel: BlueJeans and Slack Guidelines, Science Mission Office

Cycle 28 Virtual Review Guidelines for Panel Chairs, Science Mission Office

Cycle 28 External Review Guidelines, Science Mission Office

Cycle 28 Panel Support Guidelines, Science Mission Office

Quick Guide to SPIRIT (Reviewer Tool)

Welcome Letter, Claus Leitherer

Cycle 28 HST Status, by HST Mission Office

Anonymous Review Process, by Lou Strolger

Cycle 28 Review Process, for Virtual Discussion Meeting Chairs, by Claus Leitherer

Cycle 28 Review Process, for Virtual Discussion Meeting Panelists, by Claus Leitherer

Cycle 28 Review Process, for External Reviewers, by Claus Leitherer

Cycle 28 Leveler Training, by Lou Strolger & Brett Blacker

Cycle 28 Submission Statistics

Cycle 27 Peer Review Information

Panel Review Guidelines, Science Mission Office

Panel Support Guidelines, Science Mission Office

Cycle 27 Welcome to Review, by Ken Sembach

Cycle 27 HST Status, by HST Mission Office

Anonymous Review Process, by Lou Strolger

Cycle 27 Review Process, by Claus Leitherer

Cycle 27 Submission Statistics

Cycle 26 Peer Review Information

Cycle 26 Status, by Rachel Osten

Anonymous Review Process, by Lou Strolger

Cycle 26 Review Process, by Claus Leitherer

Cycle 25 Peer Review Information

Cycle 25 Introduction to the Cycle 25 Review Panels, by Ken Sembach

Cycle 25 Status Presentation, by John Mackenty

Cycle 25 Review Process Presentation, by Claus Leitherer

Hubble Bias Presentation, by Dr. Stephanie K. Johnson

Phase I Processing Procedure, by Brett Blacker

Cycle 25 Submission Statistics

Documents from Earlier Cycles