I have made this post in order to try and explain the situation regarding the second video trial, which was originally scheduled to take place sometime in January.
The initial plan was to compile results from the first video trial in January, after the preliminary run had ended in December of last year, and then get the second trial running by the end of the month. I can post this without fear, seeing as it was explained in the newsletter you all received at the very end of December.
I know that many of you have been waiting, and anticipating this, but you might have noticed that January came and went, and there was no second trial.
The truth is that we are really trying to get our scheduled meetings sorted out. With the current research team all in vastly different time zones, it’s been amazingly difficult trying to get everyone in one place at the same time to discuss matters and get everything sorted out, so to speak – with meetings often getting postponed and the like, due to team members’ prior obligations and such.
So I wish to apologise, on behalf of the team, to you – the community – for our sluggishness. Some progress has been made on the results and so on from the first trial, but it’s proved to be more difficult with all the “micromanagement” and categorizing these results into the various hypotheses – which I’m sure you’ve heard mentioned before.
It’s February and I don’t see the second trial starting any time soon, but perhaps next month, March, will be doable (but no promises!). So please bear with us, as we try to finally just move on and get this trial started. Once again, I feel as though I have to apologise for any feelings of frustration and confusion (maybe even anger) this may have caused.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.