The Stardust Subcommittee of CAPTEM consists of six voting members, one of whom is Chair and a member of CAPTEM.
The Genesis Subcommittee provides:
Allocation Review Process
Investigators are required to submit sample allocation requests to the Stardust Curator. These may be submitted electronically, and at any time. The Curator forwards requests from investigators to the Stardust 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 assigns a lead reviewer from the Subcommittee, who leads a discussion among Subcommittee members by email, or by teleconference for more complex issues. The Stardust Curator may participate in the discussions but does not vote. The findings of the Subcommittee are transmitted to the Curator.