Understanding IAR Phase Dates
The three IAR phases are as follows:
- Submit phase—Time period when you submit critiques for your assigned applications. During this phase you only see your assigned applications. The phase end date is the critique due date.
- Read phase—Time period after the Submit phase (the Submit phase end date determines the start of the Read Phase). During the Read phase, except where in conflict or blocked, you see all applications and may read all critiques. At the end of the Read phase, the actual meeting is usually held.
- Edit phase—Your SRA/GTA determines whether or not to hold the optional Edit Phase which follows the Read phase. In this phase, you correct/resubmit your critiques based on comments in the meeting or you post critiques for unassigned applications. At the end of the phase, the meeting in IAR goes back to Read Phase until assignments are manually purged or the Assignment Purge date is reached (the purge date is set automatically for 15 days after the meeting release date). After assignments are purged, you lose access to the meeting.