NCRP reports carry the full weight of the Council. They are reviewed by critical reviewers, usually four to eight Council members selected because of their expertise, and also by the full Council membership, Collaborating Organizations and organizations participating in NCRP’s Special Liaison program. Comments from Distinguished Emeritus members and the Collaborating and Special Liaison Organizations are welcomed and given full consideration, but only Council members can register a vote on the disposition of a report. All comments received on a draft report are reviewed by at least the chairman of the committee and the staff person responsible for the report. Revisions are made on the basis of comments received and when a Council member votes contingent on change or a disapproval has been recorded, a written interaction between the committee and the Council member is required. A consensus favoring publication is required for release of a report. This has been interpreted as meaning that not more than two unresolved disapprovals remain following modification of the draft report on the basis of the comments proffered. In the event that three or more unresolved disapprovals remain, release requires approval by the Board of Directors with an opportunity provided for input to the Board decision by those involved.