Confidentiality is at the core of ensuring research ideas submitted in grant applications are protected. In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, Sally Amero, Ph.D., NIH’s Review Policy Officer, discusses how NIH strives to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity in the peer review process (MP3 / Transcript). She highlights the core values of peer review, what reviewers agree to when serving on study sections, what may be discussed regarding study section meetings, and how applicants can learn more about the review of their application. Further, we delve into actions NIH may take when breaches in confidentiality occur.
Still have questions? Please visit the NIH Grants webpage on Integrity and Confidentiality in the Peer Review Process for more information.