One of the by-products of data stonewalling by Team climate scientists was the appointment of a NAS panel entitled “Ensuring the Utility and Integrity of Research Data in a Digital Age”, noted up a couple of years ago at CA here. According to its webpage, the panel’s last hearing was in late 2007.
The webpage also states:
This project is sponsored by The National Academies.
The approximate start date for the project is 01/02/2007.
A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 12 months.
The study will not address privacy issues and other issues related to human subjects.
Update 2-29-08: The project duration has been extended. The report is expected to be issued by July 1st, 2008
As of 7-1-08, the project duration has been further extended and the report will be issued in fall 2008.
Update 1-9-09: The project duration has been extended. The report is expected to be issued by April 1, 2009.
Update 4-10-09: The project duration has been extended. The report is expected to be issued by June 1, 2009.
Anyone care to venture an over-under on whether they will issue another update announcing a postponement of the report. Maybe they could join forces with the PR Challenge.