Board, by mail or electronic ballot. The Board may delegate responsibility for approval of panel members to the IAC Board co-Chairs.

  1. In cases where candidates for a study panel or other experts have commercial interests or affiliation with political or profit-making organizations directly concerned with the matter of the report, the IAC Board co-Chairs shall ascertain if these individuals can appropriately serve on the study panel for purposes of balance, expertise, and independence. A written statement on the issue, for public release, shall be required of these study panelists where deemed necessary by IAC Board co-Chairs.

  2. The Panel shall undertake the work. The IAC Board and the requesting agency shall be kept apprised of panel progress in completing the assignment.

  3. All IAC Board members shall be invited to recommend study report reviewers.

  4. The reviewers shall be asked to consider the quality of the analysis and fulfillment of study objectives in the draft report. The IAC Board co-Chairs shall appoint two review monitors to determine which reviewer issues shall be addressed by the study panel. The study panel may be asked to consider modifications of the report.

  5. The IAC Board co-Chairs shall decide that the report is ready for publication after the review monitors have determined that the study panel has adequately responded to issues raised by the reviewers and the monitors. The IAC Board co-Chairs shall inform the IAC Board whether, in their judgment, the study and review have been conducted satisfactorily in accordance with the IAC Rules of Procedures.

  6. The final report shall be publicly issued to requesting agency and to the general public.


  1. All final IAC study reports shall be made public with the IAC Board deciding, in each case, on the mechanisms of dissemination.

  2. All IAC-published reports shall be issued as authored by members of the study panel, with an explanation that the panel has been selected by the IAC and that the report has satisfactorily completed the IAC review process.

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