Contractors will prepare oral or poster presentations for conferences in consultation with the chair of their PSG only. Conference talks or posters may present any well-established results. If the PSG chair sees any results that might be a disadvantage to industry operations he or she will notify the Executive Committee beforehand to allow JIP partners time to adjust their policies or procedures before the material is released. The no-censorship clause (item A3) applies to conference talks and posters.
A final written report is required for all contracts. Researchers are encouraged to submit their final project report as a manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal. Regardless of the format of the final report, it will include all the relevant data that were collected. “Relevant” data excludes initial animal training trials, failed calibration tests, or other faulty or incomplete data that have no bearing on the final product. Whether a given data set has such bearing will be decided by the contractor in consultation with the PSG. All data submitted with the final report will be fully annotated, and all analytical methods will be fully described.
Most authors (as appropriate) must agree to submit their findings for publication to a peer-reviewed journal within one year of the close of the contract. Sixty days before any manuscript is submitted for publication, authors will submit it to the JIP for review, including any new data or analytical procedures not seen in previous reviews. Completed JIP reviews are due within 30 days to permit contractors time to consider them prior to submission for publication. Authors must fairly consider all review comments when preparing a final draft for publication. The no-censorship clause (item A3) applies to all publications.