September 27, 2021
September 21, 2020
Public Forums on Racial Disparities in NIH Funding
CSR held three public forums in July to discuss racial disparities in NIH funding and potential bias in peer review. The report below summarizes the comments CSR received through these public forums and via email following the forums.
March 30, 2020
These reports detail the changes in scientific scope for study sections evaluated under the ENQUIRE process in 2019. ENQUIRE integrates data and input from multiple stakeholders – the external scientific community, extramural programs at NIH, and CSR staff to consider changes necessary to facilitate the identification of high impact science, with special consideration of emerging science. The changes in scientific scope detailed in these reports will be implemented for grant applications submitted for Oct 2020 grant deadlines and beyond.
Simplifying Review Criteria Working Group
A group was convened in 2020 to consider ways in which review criteria could be changed to reduce reviewer burden while facilitating the identification of high impact science (Review Matters, Feb 27, 2020). This report summarizes the recommendations of the working group and CSR Advisory Council and next steps.
September 23, 2019
Early Career Reviewer Working Group
A working group was convened in 2019 to re-evaluate the Early Career Reviewer Program. The working group was comprised of two CSR Advisory Council members, two CSR scientific review officers, and four members of the scientific community who recently served as ECRs. The working group met in July to discuss possible changes to the program and their report was considered by the CSR Advisory Council on September 23, 2019. The report summarizes the recommendations of the working group and the final recommendations made by CSR Advisory Council.