Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: A semi-popular account of the findings of the APEX project would be useful. However, the APEX project investigators have not finished analyzing their data and synthesizing the findings within or across studies. In addition, the investigators agreed last year that a scientific synthesis volume would be prepared in FY 02 following completion of the final report and summary papers currently underway, and there is no mention of this in the proposal. Do not fund this project in FY 02, but possibly consider proposal for a scientific synthesis volume in FY 03 following completion of the final report and publication of the summary papers.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Executive Director Comments: Until final APEX results are submitted and reviewed (the final report was due September 30, 2000 but has not yet been completed; 13 summary scientific papers were to have been completed by September 30, 2001), it is premature to pursue development of additional products from this project. Furthermore, the expected follow-up product, as described in the FY 01 Detailed Project Description (Project 01163), was a scientific synthesis (a book or special journal publication) of this multi-year, multi-faceted project. Only following such a synthesis should the Trustee Council consider a semi-popular account as is proposed here.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)