There are a lot of urban myths out there about NIH grant review. Here is a common one—your chance of getting funded is lower if your application goes to the Center for Scientific Review for review rather than to another NIH institute or center.
There has been much talk on the peer review process in our blog comments recently. At NIH we are extremely proud of our peer review system and its acceptance as one of the premier systems of peer review around the world.
We’re always interested in data, and at NIH we use data to examine the impact of new policies.
As you may know, the recent “Enhancing Peer Review” self-study process at NIH led to, among other things, the introduction of bulleted critiques and overall impact scores.