- Q: Where can I get help if I have questions about IXPE
data, software, archive, or other mission-related issues which are not
A: Such questions can be submitted to the IXPE help desk
by using HEASARC's Feedback Form.
Please be sure to select "IXPE" as the mailing list so that
your question can be routed to the correct help desk promptly.
- Q: How can I find out which targets either have already been observed by IXPE?
A: The list of all observed targets can be found the HEASARC's IXMASTER table. The IXMASTER table is regularly updated as the observations of targets are completed and as previously unanticipated ToOs are performed.
- Q: How can I find out which targets IXPE is about to observe?
A: The current long term plan for IXPE can be accessed here on the IXPE project website at MSFC. Please note that the long term plan may be adjusted to accomodate observations of transient tragets.
- Q: I am at a U.S. institution and planning to be the PI of an IXPE proposal. Can I request funding for Co-I's at U.S institutions as well?
A: Yes, a PI from a U.S. institution may include funding for Co-I's at U.S. institutions in the budget request.
- Q: Is there a limit on the level of funding that can be requested for a co-I on an IXPE proposal?
A: We do not anticipate imposing a cap on the level of GO funding that can be requested for co-Is on IXPE proposals, including those led by non-US PIs. More detailed budget direction will be provided along with the invitation to submit Phase-2 cost proposals for those proposals that are successful in Phase-1.
- Q: Can the funding request for an IXPE proposal also include costs related to acquisition of multi-wavelength correlative data?
A: Funding requests to cover costs related to acquisition of multi-wavelength correlative data will be considered on a case-by-case basis provided that the correlative data are required for the interpretation of IXPE data and the request is strongly justified.
- Q: Where can I find guidelines on the non-mandatory Notice of Intent?
A: Information and guidelines on the non-mandatory Notice of Intent (NOI) can be found in the Guide for IXPE proposers here.
- Q: How do I reference unpublished work? How do I reference proprietary results?
A: References to published work are encouraged, including work citable by a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
Unpublished work that is based on public data sets or public software can be referenced as work "by the proposal team", without identifying the PI or CoIs by name.
It may be occasionally important to cite exclusive access datasets or non-public software that may reveal (or strongly imply) the investigators on the proposal. It is suggested proposers use language like "obtained in private communication" or "from private consultation" when referring to such potentially revealing work, again without identifying anyone by name.