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Overview of Peer Review Process

  • This page provides detailed information about Peer Review Policies and Practices. For an overview of general information about Peer Review, visit Peer Review Process.
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  • NIH's Center for Scientific Review (CSR) maintains data on impact scores for R01 grant applications given by each permanent study section managed by CSR. These data form the basis for calculating percentile rankings for certain meetings and application types, and the percentile bases  are recalibrated occasionally. Currently, CSR is adjusting the percentile bases for a number of permanent study sections and Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs).  On March 8, 2013, for applications that are reviewed in SEPs this round and should be percentiled:

    • a percentile ranking will be assigned, calculated from the new percentile base,
    • revised summary statements will be issued for those applications missing percentile scores, and
    • the percentile ranking will appear in the Principal Investigator's eRA Commons account.

  • NOT-OD-13-038: New Review Criteria for NIH Construction (C06 and UC6) and Modernization (G20) Grant Applications
  • NOT-OD-13-030: Reminders and Updates: NIH Policy on Post-Submission Application Materials
  • NOT-OD-13-010: Advance Notice: Revised Policy for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Initial Peer Review of NIH Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applications
  • NOT-OD-12-141: Interim Guidance for Videos Submitted as NIH Application Materials
  • NOT-OD-12-140: Notice of NIH Special Council Review of Research Applications from PDs/PIs with More than $1.0 Million Direct Costs in Annual NIH Support
  • NOT-OD-12-128: Clarification: Time Limit on NIH Resubmission Applications
  • NOT-OD-12-116: Clarification to the Interim Agency Policy, NIH Research Involving Chimpanzees
  • NOT-OD-12-111: Notice of Impending Change in Peer Review Criteria and Submission Requirements for NIH Applications Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells
  • NOT-OD-12-026: Notice of NIH Plans to Transfer all Programs, Awards, and Applications Associated with the National Center of Research Resources to Other NIH Institutes and Centers
  • NOT-OD-12-025: NIH Research Involving Chimpanzees
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