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Welcome to the Gemini Data Reduction User Forum. This Forum is intended as a user-supported location for trading ideas, scripts and best practices, and taking part in user-driven public discussions of data reduction processes and strategies. If you have written a script, procedure, tip or other description of your own process which you think other Gemini users may find helpful in reducing their data sets, please consider posting here. The Start Here page of the Forum gives a brief introduction and some points to note when posting or taking part in discussions.

Note that while Gemini staff and the National Offices may provide a little moderation and oversight of the Forum, it is intended to be driven by users of the telescopes and most of the content (including responses) will come from the community. So, if you have a specific technical query which would be best addressed by an NGO member or Gemini staff, please continue to use the HelpDesk as usual. If you have a more general question about strategies or approaches to reduction of particular types of data, try the Forum. We will make FAQ information available in the Forum as more input is received.

To encourage your involvement, Gemini Director Markus Kissler-Patig has agreed to award Director’s Discretionary observing time to two individuals who will be selected based on the usefulness of their posts. More details are provided in this Forum topic.