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ERIC Number: EJ1102377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
NIH Peer Review: Scored Review Criteria and Overall Impact
Lindner, Mark D.; Vancea, Adrian; Chen, Mei-Ching; Chacko, George
American Journal of Evaluation, v37 n2 p238-249 Jun 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. Funding decisions are made largely based on the outcome of a peer review process that is intended to provide a fair, equitable, timely, and unbiased review of the quality, scientific merit, and potential impact of the research. There have been concerns about the criteria reviewers are using, and recent changes in review procedures at the NIH now make it possible to conduct an analysis of how reviewers evaluate applications for funding. This study examined the criteria and overall impact scores recorded by assigned reviewers for R01 grant applications. The results suggest that all the scored review criteria, including innovation, are related to the overall impact score. Further, good scores are necessary on all five scored review criteria, not just the score for research methodology, in order to achieve a good overall impact score.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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