The COTG is coordinating with the Standards Implementation Task Force [with full support of the society's president; see the attached letter] to help gather information about the ability of the HFES community to find standards relevant to publications. This data will be used to help determine whether HFES publications should require citations of standard practice documents (standards, best practices, guidelines, government policies, etc.).
To support this inquiry, we are asking each TG chair to have at least one person in your TG find at least two papers from HFES publications (the HFES Proceedings or any of the HFES journals). This person/reviewer can be you, someone who volunteers, or someone you delegate. One of the papers should concern the topic of the responding TG and be the expertise of the reviewer. The other paper should be outside of the TG and outside of the reviewer's expertise (so, for example, the paper would be from a TG the reviewer would be unlikely to join). Then, using provided materials as a guide (see https://forms.gle/Gm2AKwrNBkD3JGVE7), the reviewer should find standard practice documents (standards, best practices, guidelines, etc.) that are relevant to each of the two HFES papers. The reviewer should then use the provided Google form (also at https://forms.gle/Gm2AKwrNBkD3JGVE7) to report the information found for each paper. There should be one form submission for each paper reviewed. The goal is to have every TG complete this activity by November 30. Periodic reports will be released to indicate which TGs are yet to respond.
Please do have a look at the Google form and please feel free to contact me (Matthew Bolton; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Green (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for your help!
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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