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Peer Review Notes Jan 2015

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The Center for Scientific Review publishes Peer Review Notes to inform our reviewers, NIH staff and others of news related to our grant application review policies, procedures and plans. (PDF Version)

Insider’s Guide to Peer Review for Applicants



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With competition for NIH grants so intense now, most applicants want to make sure they put their best foot forward when applying. To help them do this, we asked some study section chairs to help us update CSR’s Insider’s Guide to Peer Review, which provides applicant advice we collected from current and former chairs. More...

NIH Simplifies Late Application Submission Policy



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NIH now has a standard two-week window after the application due date when it might consider accepting a late application. Important details about the new policy for applicants and reviewers follow. More...



CSR Posts Webinar  Videos for New Applicants



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About 4,000 new NIH grant applicants seeking to put their best foot forward when applying for NIH grants participated in one of four Meet the Experts in Peer Review Webinars last November. You can now view the archived videos. More...

Things to Remember About R15 Application Reviews



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Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) grant applications have unique review criteria, and reviewers must shift gears to review them. Since even experienced reviewers sometimes need a little help doing this, we offer up the following reminders. More...


New Videos for Reviewers to Better Navigate Internet Assisted Review (IAR)



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New to IAR? Want to know what happens once you receive a meeting invitation from your Scientific Review Officer? Or how to access grant applications and meeting materials? Or look up conflicts of interest? We have just the tools for you. More...