Commit 143f8acf authored by Laura Nuttall's avatar Laura Nuttall

updated DQ shift policy for O2

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\title{Data Quality Shift Policy}
\author{Laura Nuttall for the LIGO Detector Characterization Group}
\author{Jess McIver and Laura Nuttall for the LIGO Detector Characterization Group}
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......@@ -46,8 +46,9 @@ search point of view. By conducting these shifts rapid feedback can be
given to commissioners on-site if something detrimental to the data quality
occurs, thereby reducing the amount of less-optimal data. In addition, by
constantly studying the output of the detectors, DQ shifts will play a central
role in the confidence of a detection; these shifts will be considered by the
detection committee.
role in the confidence of a detection. These shifts provided vital in the
first observing run and in the detection validation procedure of both GW150914
and GW151226.
\\\\
DQ shifts are studies of 3 to 4 days duration of data from one
of the LIGO interferometers undertaken by a designated individual. The
......@@ -145,12 +146,15 @@ aLOG by summarizing their findings.}
%\end{table}
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\section{DQ Shift Coordinator}\label{sec:coordinator}
The DQ Shift Coordinator is tasked with ensuring the smooth running of the
DQ Shifts both inside and outside an observing run. The coordinator will help
\section{DQ Shift Coordinators}\label{sec:coordinator}
There are two DQ Shift Coordinators, who are tasked with ensuring the smooth
running of the
DQ Shifts both inside and outside an observing run. The coordinators will help
to/find a mentor when new volunteers come forward and also help to/find a
mentor for those who need assistance when conducting their shift. As of
July 2015 this is Laura Nuttall at Syracuse University
July 2016 they are Jess McIver
(\href{mailto:jessica.mciver@ligo.org}{jessica.mciver@ligo.org}) at Caltech and
Laura Nuttall at Syracuse University
(\href{mailto:laura.nuttall@ligo.org}{laura.nuttall@ligo.org}).
\section{Procedure for becoming a DQ Shift Volunteer}\label{sec:volunteer}
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DetChar is asking all new DQ shift volunteers to undergo a period of training
before they conduct their own shift, so that each DQ shift is completed to the
same standard. If you would like to become a volunteer (and can commit to the
time period) please contact the DQ shift coordinator (section
time period) please contact the DQ shift coordinators (section
\ref{sec:coordinator}) so that you may be added to the list of DQ shift
volunteers in training. Next start your initial training:
......@@ -180,35 +184,37 @@ given in section \ref{sec:docs}.
with the original.
\end{itemize}
After all these items have been completed please contact the DQ shift
coordinator to inform them that you have completed the initial training. The
coordinators to inform them that you have completed the initial training. The
next step is about gaining experience. To begin with, the new volunteer will
shadow another volunteer who is conducting a shift. The DQ shift coordinator
shadow another volunteer who is conducting a shift. The DQ shift coordinators
will work with the new volunteer in finding an appropriate person to shadow.
Once this is completed the new volunteer will work with the DQ shift
coordinator to sign up for and find a suitable mentor who will assist them in
coordinators to sign up for and find a suitable mentor who will assist them in
their upcoming DQ shift.\\\\
Anyone who has not conducted a DQ shift in aLIGO must complete this training
before conducting a DQ shift on their own; conducting a shift in S6 does not
count. The DQ shift coordinator will assess when a DQ shift volunteer does not
count. The DQ shift coordinators will assess when a DQ shift volunteer does not
need a mentor to conduct their shift.
Remember though that the DQ shift coordinator and DetChar are available to
Remember though that the DQ shift coordinators and DetChar are available to
help with questions when a DQ shift volunteer is on shift.
\section{Assigning DQ Shifts}
Outside of observing runs the DQ shift coordinator is responsible for assigning
Outside of observing runs the DQ shift coordinators are responsible for
assigning
DQ shifts as the detectors lock or during an engineering run. This will be done
by cycling through a list of trained/in-training volunteers and emailing each
in turn to check if they are available to conduct a DQ shift.\\\\
During an observing run the DQ shift coordinator will call for trained DQ shift
volunteers to sign up for DQ shifts on the relevant wiki page. For O1 this is
During an observing run the DQ shift coordinators will call for trained DQ
shift volunteers to sign up for DQ shifts on the relevant wiki page. For O2
this is
\\\\
\url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/O1DQShifts}.
\url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/O2DQShifts}.
\\\\
Here trained volunteers will be able to sign up for DQ shifts of their
choosing, and the DQ shift coordinator will maintain this page. Do remember
choosing, and the DQ shift coordinators will maintain this page. Do remember
that only trained volunteers may sign themselves up. Should a DQ shift
volunteer in training wish to conduct a shift they must coordinate with the DQ
shift coordinator as a mentor will be required.
shift coordinators as a mentor will be required.
\section{Documentation}\label{sec:docs}
\begin{itemize}
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\section{Useful Links}
\begin{itemize}
\item GW150914 DetChar paper: \url{http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.03844}
\item Pre O1 DetChar work: \url{http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.07316}
\item S6 LIGO DetChar Paper: \url{http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.7764}
\item DetChar wiki: \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar}
\item Detchar Tools wiki: \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/Tools}
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\item ER6: \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/ER6DataQualityShifts}
\item Pre O1 (February 2015 - September 2015): \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/PreO1DQShifts}
\item O1: \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/O1DQShifts}
\item ER10/O1: \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/O2DQShifts}
\end{itemize}
\item Current Volunteers: \url{https://wiki.ligo.org/DetChar/DataQuality/DQShiftVolunteers}
\item Indrouction to aLIGO for DQ Shift Volunteers: \url{https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-G1500980}
\end{itemize}
\section{Contacts}
DQ Shift coordinator: Laura Nuttall (\href{mailto:laura.nuttall@ligo.org}{laura.nuttall@ligo.org})
\\
DetChar Chair: David Shoemaker (\href{mailto:dhs@mit.edu}{dhs@mit.edu})
\\
DQ Shift Coordinators: Jess McIver (\href{jessica.mciver@ligo.org}{jessica.mciver@ligo.org}) and Laura Nuttall (\href{mailto:laura.nuttall@ligo.org}{laura.nuttall@ligo.org})
\\\\
DetChar Chairs: Andrew Lundgren (\href{andrew.lundgren@aei.mpg.de}{andrew.lundgren@aei.mpg.de}) and David Shoemaker (\href{mailto:dhs@mit.edu}{dhs@mit.edu})
\\\\
Detchar: (\href{mailto:detchar@ligo.org}{detchar@ligo.org})
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This document is the data quality shift policy, also on the public dcc L1500110.
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