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.