The Diva was one of the participants in the focus group effort, sponsored by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, that produced this document. A copy is provided here: DRAFT Research Standards for the Academic Discipline of Emergency Management.
New: The standards and some related documents are now available on a page titled EM Theory and Research, on FEMA’s Higher Education website. Note that it is it considered a review draft.
So far, a few people have commented to me offline that the standards are useful and welcomed.