The Genesis Subcommittee of CAPTEM consists of five voting members, one of whom is Chair and a member of CAPTEM.
The Genesis Subcommittee provides peer review of:
The Genesis Subcommittee advises on:
Allocation Review Process
Investigators are required to submit sample allocation requests on standardized forms to the Genesis Curator. These may be submitted electronically, and at any time. The Curator forwards requests from investigators to the Genesis Subcommittee, along with information about sample availability. Requests are reviewed to assess the feasibility and scientific or educational merit of the proposed investigation, the capability of the researcher to manipulate and analyze the samples, and the availability and preservation of the sample. The Chair convenes a discussion among Subcommittee members by email, or by teleconference for more complex issues. The findings of the Subcommittee are transmitted to the Curator, who makes allocation recommendations and communicates them to the NASA HQ Discipline Scientist for approval.
The committee does not normally provide peer review for requests to allocate samples < 8 mm in longest dimension for cleaning studies; the Genesis Curator reviews such requests, as documented in Curatorial Policy Memo #45, Appendix B. If the Curator wishes to have such a request reviewed, then the committee would handle it using the normal procedure.