Recommendations on Specific Issues in the BR Content

2.6 Validate Current and Future Crew Selection Criteria

2.7, 2.8 Group Behavioral Health Risks into Categories Based on Clinical Outcomes, and Address Issues of Human Sexuality in Long-Duration Missions

2.10 Use Actuarial Data to Estimate the Likelihood of Intrinsic Health Alterations as Part of the Selection Criteria for the Mars Mission Crew

2.11 Develop a System for Quantitative Evaluation of Mental and Physical Health Risks Affecting Crew Health and Mission Success

Recommendations on Specific Issues in the BR Process

3.6 Establish an Independent Health and Medical Authority

Recommendations on Specific Issues in the BR Context

4.1 Add New Risk: Human Performance Failure Due to Organizational and Cultural Factors

4.2 Conduct Periodic Assessment of Additional Risks from Lack of Resources and Use This to Make Decisions About Microgravity and Behavioral Research Support

4.3 Use Bayesian Sequential Trials Approach and Hierarchical Random or Fixed Effects Methods to Address the Small Sample Size

4.4 Reframe Risks as Either Health or Technology Related


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