Peer review means that people who are expert field archaeologists and researchers, that is, people who have actual hands-on experience running high-quality field-based projects themselves, are evaluating each potential IFR field program. Also, members of the IFR review board visit the field site and evaluate the facilities, the research focus, methods, and pedagogical commitment of the project director and others; the site, conditions in the community, and other aspects. An extensive report is written and is used in the deliberations of the IFR review board which makes a decision about each field program.