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DRI SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: TERMS OF REFERENCE

6.3.1 Guide the detailed planning of the scientific program and the execution of Network science and training activities; 6.3.2 Provide guidance and the necessary expertise for developing, implementing, and verifying protocols for standardized measurement, intercalibration, and equipment for the Network; 6.3.3 Provide advice and make recommendations concerning the annual allocation of funds to the different Network research components; 6.3.4 Solicit ideas and make recommendations concerning the allocation of the centralized Network activities budget; 6.3.5 Review the progress reports and financial reports for all Network components. Recommend action to Board of Directors if a Network component is not performing as required; 6.3.6 Evaluate and make recommendations to Board of Directors for requests from Theme Leaders for budget re-allocations, if budget category deviations are greater than 20% of the total budget in any given year; 6.3.7 Implement and verify the policy regarding the processing, formatting, documentation, submission, and distribution of Network data, subject to article 13 of this Agreement; 6.3.8 Organize the agenda and activities for the annual meeting and other workshops; 6.3.9 Contribute ideas and information for the Network’s web site; 6.3.10 Evaluate and make recommendations to the Program Leaders and Board of Directors regarding the addition of new projects and new participants to the Network; 6.3.11 Provide a robust scientific interface to other relevant research networks; 6.3.12 Develop, monitor and encourage Network synthesis activities (e.g., model comparisons, special journal issues, special conference sessions, etc.); 6.3.13 Provide scientific interface with user groups and general media.