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1 Introduction
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... The outlined goal of the effort was to discuss the processes needed to increase the scientific confidence in potential biosignature detections and how best to convey the rigorous scientific process and this continuum of confidence to a broader audience.3 The product of this workshop was a document outlining the workshop attendees' proposed generalized framework for biosignature assessment and a proposed protocol for utilizing the framework in reporting potential discoveries, titled "Community Report from the Biosignatures Standards of Evidence Workshop" (henceforth Community Workshop Report) .4 CAPS began its review of the original document that was posted for public comment on October 18, 2021.
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... The link to this web form was distributed via the National Academies to the Space Studies Board's Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology subscriber list and the email lists of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences, the American Geophysical Union's Planetary Science Newsletter, the Geological Society of America's Planetary Geology Division, several NASA RCNs, and several NASA Assessment Groups. The form was closed for submission on February 18, 2022, though late submissions were accepted until February 25, 2022.
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... The committee presents findings relevant to several assumptions contained within the Community Workshop Report. The committee considers the use of the proposed common language both within and outside the scientific community, and details potential implications and impacts of the Community Workshop Report's recommendations.

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