The ADS Users Group (ADSUG) advises the ADS on the operations of the project, and recommends changes and improvements to both its services and procedures in order to maximize the scientific productivity of the community it serves. The ADSUG will advocate for the user community and provide suggestions regarding content curation, technical infrastructure, management, and priority setting.
The next Users Group meeting will take place November 16–17, 2023 virtually and at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. In advance of the meeting, the Users Group is seeking community feedback through a brief user survey; please share your experience by 14 November to help enhance the ADS user experience and guide innovations.
Current members of the ADSUG are:
- J.J. Kavelaars — chair; CADC, UVic, NRC Herzberg
- Matthew J. Graham — vice chair; CalTech
- Jason Barnes — U. Idaho
- Julianne Dalcanton — Flatiron Institute, U. Washington
- Vandana Desai — Caltech/IPAC
- Silvia Meakins — ESO
- Aimee Norton — Stanford
- Annalisa Pillepich — MPIA
- Licia Verde — UB-IEEC
The last meeting of the ADSUG took place virtually November 9–10, 2022.
A list of prior Users Group meeting presentations, reports, and membership is available.
Individuals interested in serving in the committee should register their interest by submitting their name for consideration to the PI and/or the ADSUG chair.
The ADSUG will summarize its deliberations in a written report to the PI, and its findings will be posted publicly on this website. Community input to the users group is welcome. Feel free to contact the ADSUG chair or any of its members individually.
For more information, please read ADSUG’s charter.
Matthew J. Graham