We are grateful to all those who, within IRAM and in the community, have promoted the concept of key-projects at the IRAM-30m telescope. The success of our program in the first key-project selection is largely due to the active support of M. Grewing and R. Güsten and to fruitful discussions with F. Boulanger, P. Cox, G. Fuller, M. Gerin, R. Guhathakurta, G. Knapp, and P. Myers during the elaboration of the proposal. All along the test periods and observing runs, the support of the IRAM staff, in particular of J. Penalver and later C. Kramer, has been very valuable. We are indebted to P. Cox and R. Güsten for their involvement in one of the observing runs. A.H., J.S. and F.B. acknowledge support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through grant SFB 301. The authors have benefitted from a joint European grant (Procope) during the years 1995 and 1996.
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Online publication: February 16, 1998