The National Institutes of Health peer review of grants

The National Institutes of Health peer review of grants

The NIH has a double overview of grant applications, the GAO report explains. The first amount of review occurs in committees with members who have expertise into the subject associated with the application. More than 40,000 applications are submitted to the NIH each year, and every committee (there are about 100, with 18 to 20 members per committee) reviews as much as 100 applications. The agency usually follows the recommendations for the committee in approving grant applications. Then there’s a secondary standard of review, by an council that is advisory consisting of external scientists and lay members of the general public, including patient-group advocates as well as the clergy. 继续阅读“The National Institutes of Health peer review of grants”