- Incoming proposals are reviewed by a member of the PROFILES executive board. A reviewer is appointed by the Chair of this Board. Occasionally, the Chair will consult members of the PROFILES research team or advisory board.
- The PROFILES executive board will take one of three decisions: accept, revise and resubmit, or reject. This decision and the referee report(s) are communicated to the researcher(s) who submitted the proposal between one and (at most) three months after submission.
- Once a research proposal has been accepted, the PROFILES staff will confer with the researcher to provide the requested raw data, free of charge.