In 2005, UKIRT was the subject of an international review of the telescope’s current operations and strategic future. The review panel, chaired by Prof. R S Ellis, produced a substantial and positive final report and recommendations. This report and the response of the UKIRT Board are posted below.
One of the chief recommendations of the panel was that UKIRT should move to carry out more “campaign” observing programs. A call for proposals was issued in the spring of 2006, as detailed here.