• Periodic evaluation by expert and knowledgeable members of the scientific, engineering, and industrial community regarding the U.S. return on its ITER investment.

  • Periodic assessments by independent, external bodies of the effectiveness of domestic project management.

  • Balance in the fraction of U.S. published research conducted on ITER according to authors’ institutional affiliations (university, national laboratory, and industry).

  • Number of research and technology publications documenting results obtained on ITER that are cited by or produced in collaboration with U.S. researchers, students, and technologists across U.S. plasma science and physics.

  • Achievement of predictive capability, to be evaluated by peer review.

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