FIGURE 4 Flowchart of enhanced selection, development, and approval process for large facility projects to be supported by NSF. To implement the committee’s recommendations, NSF should improve the process whereby large facility projects are identified, developed, and moved forward. The arrows between steps represent the ideas, proposals, or plans for large facility projects progressing from one step to the next; the decreasing width of the arrows represents the successive selection and priority setting among large facility projects.

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