RESEARCH TOPIC FLOW
All submitted research ideas go first into the Idea Collections stage. A container to place all the raw ideas before them are developed into problem statements. All community participants may view, comment on, or vote on these initially submitted ideas. Ideas in this pool do not yet have an official Idea Owner or team and will remain in the collection until an Owner is officially designated and a team is assembled. Often, the Owner will be the original submitter, but that is neither automatically nor necessarily the case. If you really feel strongly about seeing this research idea implemented, we encourage you to consider heading up the team as the Idea Owner.
An Idea Owner is the person who agrees to champion a research idea with the goal of its becoming a fully developed ACRP Problem Statement. ACRP will provide guidance and instruction to Owners so they know what is expected of them to collaborate with others in the development of the problem statement. The Owner is the person that decides if the idea is ready to submit as a full problem statement.
In this stage, Idea Teams, with input from the community, collaboratively develop ideas into full-fledged ACRP Problem Statements. Community members can browse ideas, add comments, and vote for their favorites. The most popular ideas rise to the top.
In this stage, participants assigned the role of Reviewer evaluate fully developed Problem Statements. Authors and Idea Team members can respond to each other through comments. No Reviewer or Idea Team member may edit a Problem Statement in this stage or succeeding stages. A Research Topic Moderator will advance a Problem Statement to the next stage, Evaluation, when Reviewers indicate that their reviews are complete.
In this stage, AOC members review submitted problem statements and select those to be funded. Selected problem statements are advanced to the Approved PS Archive stage. Those not selected are returned to the Orphanage pool or, by AOC recommendation or at the request of the Owner, are recycled to earlier stages for further collaborative development.
This stage constitutes a final pool of selected problem statements, approved for funding. Unselected problem statements are moved back to the Orphange unless the AOC recommends or owner requests further collaboration in the development stage.