Tag Archives: Peer Review

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 »

NIH Group Analyzes Grant Processes at Other U.S. Agencies and in the United Kingdom

By Yvette Seger The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Management and Review Board (SMRB) on October 14 heard descriptions of the grant processes at other U.S. federal research agencies and at two funding organizations based in the United Kingdom. Charged with providing guidance to the NIH Director on the organization of the NIH and… Read More »

FASEB Thanks Representative Johnson for Defending Merit Review

By Meghan McCabe Earlier this week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) sent a letter to Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, thanking her for supporting the integrity and value of merit review. In a late September letter to Committee Chairman Lamar… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer Capitol Hill Prepares for Lame Duck Session; Top Democrat on House Science Committee Defends NSF’s Peer Review Process Although it is very quiet on Capitol Hill right now, preparations are underway for the “lame duck” session that will take place after the mid-term elections. When Congress returns to Washington on November 12,… Read More »

FASEB Supports Goals of NIGMS’s 2015 Strategic Plan

By Yvette Seger The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has endorsed the goals and objectives of the recently released National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) strategic planning framework. FASEB commended NIGMS’s recognition of the important contributions of basic research to the understanding of human health and disease and continued support of… Read More »

Advisory Board Continues Discussion of the NIH Grant Review, Award, and Management Process

By Yvette Seger The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) continued gathering input earlier this week towards its charge to “recommend ways to further optimize the process of reviewing, awarding, and managing grants in a way that maximizes the time researchers can devote to research while still maintaining proper oversight.” During… Read More »

NIH and AHRQ Update Grant Application Submission Policy

By Yvette Seger Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  released an updated grant application submission policy. Effective immediately, this update reverses the “two strikes” policy adopted in 2009 and allows applicants to submit a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) without demonstrating… Read More »