Integrated Review Groups

Review activities of the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) are organized into Integrated Review Groups (IRGs). Each IRG represents a cluster of study sections around a general scientific area. Applications generally are assigned first to an IRG, and then to a specific study section within that IRG for evaluation of scientific merit.

Chartered Study Sections

Reviews most investigator-initiated research applications (R01, R03, R21, R15, and Ks). Chartered study sections are those with both regular and temporary members.

Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Research Study Sections

Recurring special emphasis panels (SEPs) review Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer Research applications (STTR). They include only temporary members, recruited based on expertise needed for each meeting.

Fellowship Study Sections

Recurring special emphasis panels (SEPs) review individual fellowship grant applications - F30, F31, F32, F33. Temporary members are recruited based on expertise needed for each meeting.

All Other CSR Study Sections (Special Emphasis Panel)

Other one-time or recurring Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs) are held to review applications on special topics and members conflict applications. They include only temporary members, recruited based on expertise needed for each meeting.