Dear Dr. Scholten -- thank you for the inquiry.

There are standard procedures for officially making such requests and for review of them.
However, the responsibility for conducting the reviews is in the process of being transferred to a different unit of the Department. At the moment, I don't have the ability to specify where this particular protocol is in the process. All reviews that are conducted are based on the best science available at that time. I am sure that this protocol will, as all proposed protocols for this sort of research are, be given fullest consideration and deliberation in the scientific review.

AJL