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Suggested Citation:"ATTACHMENT C Reviewer Acknowledgements." National Research Council. 2011. Review of Risk Assessment Work Plan for the Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility at Fort Detrick: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13265.
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ATTACHMENT C

Reviewer Acknowledgements

The report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of the independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

John Ahearn, Sigma Xi Center
John C. Bailar, III, University of Chicago
Gerardo Chowell, Arizona State University
Jennifer Gaudioso, Sandia National Laboratories
Gigi Kwik Gronvall, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Robert Hawley, Center for Biological Safety and Security
Henry Mathews, Independent Consultant
Howard Rosen, Independent Consultant

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Edward Perrin, University of Washington. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility of the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

Suggested Citation:"ATTACHMENT C Reviewer Acknowledgements." National Research Council. 2011. Review of Risk Assessment Work Plan for the Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility at Fort Detrick: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13265.
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At the U.S. Army's request the National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee to Review Risk Assessment Approaches for the Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation (MCMT&E) facility at Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland. The committee was charged with reviewing a proposed approach to preparing a risk assessment for the new biocontainment laboratory at the base. Review of Risk Assessment Work Plan for the Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility is the second letter report on the Army contractor's proposed work plan for conducting the risk assessment.

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