Tag Archives: Peer Review

FASEB urges NIH to maintain the integrity of its peer review system

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments supporting a strong, effective, and efficient peer review system to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on February 3. The NPRM sought to exempt important peer reviewer and peer referee information from public access under… Read More »

NIH seeks input on inclusion of preprints in grant applications and reports

On October 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on the inclusion of interim research products and preprints in grant applications and reports as well as known standards for reporting such products. Specifically, NIH asks the research community to provide insights about existing interim research products and… Read More »

Council considers strategies to strengthen NIH peer review

On September 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council met to discuss key issues for peer review—and the NIH grant application and award process more broadly—as the agency plans for FY 2017 and beyond. Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, NIH Principal Deputy Director, reviewed the current status of the… Read More »

Advisory Committee Recommends Strategies for Streamlining NIH Peer Review

On July 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) approved a draft report and recommendations aimed at streamlining the agency’s grant review, award, and management process. Last year, SMRB, which was established as part of the NIH Reform Act of 2006, was charged with advising NIH leadership on ways to… Read More »

NIH Issues Statement Reinforcing Importance of Service

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on February 20 issued a notice reiterating the agency’s expectation that funded investigators serve in advisory roles. The notice stressed the importance of peer review and advisory groups in guiding NIH’s research priorities, and the need to ensure representation of diverse perspectives in these processes. “The NIH expects principal… Read More »

NIH Advisory Committees Discuss Diversity, Intramural Research, Children’s Study, Peer Review, and the Grant Application and Award Process

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently hosted meetings of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) and the Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB), both of which provide advice to agency leadership on issues affecting the biomedical research community. During its meeting on December 11 and 12, the ACD received updates on a wide-variety of… Read More »