Reports submitted to PCI take several forms. Specially funded project reports are reviewed in depth by the industry advisory committee that was assigned to the project by the Research and Development Council. Such reviews are for conformance to the project scope, quality of the report, and documentation for the conclusions. The conclusions are the opinions of the authors and PCI does not assume responsibility for use of the research results.
Research conducted under the fellowship program is normally done by a student seeking a master’s degree or doctorate. A report may be simply a copy of the thesis generated by the student, or a more in-depth report if the fellowship was part of a larger project. These reports are also reviewed by the industry advisory committee assigned to the project, but the standard of quality is not as high as the expectations for a report resulting from specially-funded research. Again, PCI does not assume responsibility for use of the research results.
All specially-funded research projects and some of the fellowship projects result in papers submitted to the PCI Journal. These papers are subject to peer review and are published in the public domain. The complete reports may be found in the Members-Only section of this website.