The same review and approval process occurs prior to publishing a Public Comment Profile, a Consensus Profile, a Technically Confirmed Profile, Claim Confirmed Profile or a Clinically Confirmed Profile. Just the criteria change.
Remember, this is the QA point. It doesn't have to be perfect. It does have to be good.
Review (Biomarker Committee)
- Authors/Editor of the Profile request pre-approval review once they feel work on the current stage has been completed
- Biomarker Committee assigns/recruits reviewers for Profile sections
- Ideally each section should be covered by more than one reviewer
- Reviewing assignments can be divided up any way that is convenient
- It doesn't hurt to have some reviewers read through the profile in its entirety (finds inconsistencies/gaps)
- Reviewers check the Profile meets the criteria for the stage as well as general clarity/quality
- Resolve any questions/comments/clarifications raised by the reviewers
Approve (Biomarker Committee)
- The Secretariat circulates a Ballot asking Biomarker Committee members to approve that the content of the Profile meets the criteria for the stage
- Generally the ballot period should be several weeks to allow time to review the full Profile text
- In the case of approving to publish for Public Comment, it is acceptable to instead hold a vote during a committee meeting.