The Gemini Phase I Tool (PIT) must be used for proposal preparation and submission.
Each Gemini participating country runs its own Phase I proposal process. Backend servers for each Participant's National Offices allow automatic electronic submission to multiple Participants at the same time. In the few cases when proposal are not generated by the PIT, those must be converted into a specifically structured XML (eXtensible Markup Language) file for transmission from the National TACs to Gemini Observatory in order for the files to be ingested into the Gemini observing database.
The PIT is a Java program that must be loaded onto a local computer (it is not a webform). Best performance is achieved by installing the PIT on individual machines although some institutions may prefer a site installation if they have adequate network resources.
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Assistance with its use can be found at the PIT Help pages.
You can also access a description of all of the PIT's components, and their function.