July 12, 2007

NIH Seeks Comments on Improving System

The National Institutes of Health is seeking comments from reviewers, applicants, and members of the public on the system used by NIH to support biomedical and behavioral science, including peer review, with the goal of examining the current process to optimize its efficiency and effectiveness. NIH is especially interested in creative suggestions, even if they involve radical changes to the current approach. Ultimately, NIH wants to ensure that the most meritorious science is supported while minimizing bureaucratic burden.

Comments are due by August 17, 2007 September 7, 2007, and may be submitted online.

UPDATE: NIH has extended the deadline for comments to September 7, 2007 (August 9 NIH Guide notice).