Information for new members of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium
KASC contains about 500 scientists from all over the world and the KASC team is organized in 13 Working Groups. Although the work in KASC is already well organized we are still accepting new members who are willing to contribute to the analysis of the Kepler asteroseismic data.
The procedure for accepting new members contains the following steps:
1. New members will need to contact the chair of a KASC Working Group (WG) in order to describe their intent and interest in the project. The KASC WGs and the email addresses of the 13 WG chairs may be found at: http://astro.phys.au.dk/KASC/KASC_WG.htm
2. The WG chair will describe the structure of the given WG (different WGs have decided to use different working strategies) and the specific tasks for the new member will be agreed on.
3. New members will be included in the email list for the WG (and subgroups under the WG). Keeping an up-to-date list of WG members is the responsibility of the WG chair.
4. If a given person is not already a KASC member (member of another WG) the WG chair will then ask the new KASC member to fill in a non-disclosure agreement: http://astro.phys.au.dk/KASC/Non-Disclosure-KASC.pdf) and the new member mail a signed agreement to Aarhus University. KASOC will at the same time include the new KASC member on the KASC mailing list and inform the WG chair that the non-disclosure agreement is signed. KASC members can only get access to Kepler data after filling in a non-disclosure agreement.
6. It is important that new KASC members read all documentation on the publication procedures and data rights described in KASC Data Analysis Procedure and Scientific Publication Strategy and Policy (DASC/KASOC/0009(9)) and KASC paper review and submission process (DASC/KASOC/0035(4)).