Review activities of the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) are organized into Review Branches (RBs). Each RB represents a cluster of study sections around a general scientific area. Applications generally are assigned first to an RB, and then to a specific study section within that RB 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.
ENQUIRE integrates data and input from stakeholders to determine if changes in study section scope are needed to identify of high impact science.