NIH Shares Secrets of the NIH Research Application

The NIH last week has released a YouTube video on how the NIH reviews the over 80,000 grant application each year. “The video provides an inside look at the dynamic way reviewers evaluate NIH grant applications,” said CSR Director Dr. Toni Scarpa. “You’ll see the rigor and integrity of their efforts, which have enabled NIH to identify ground-breaking research year after year.”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMO3HoLJuJYThe NIH Peer Review Revealed video can be viewed and downloaded via the center for scientific review (CSR’s) website.

There is a companion video to this which is NIH Tips for the Applicant which can be downloaded  from the same web site as the Peer review Video.

Both videos are geared to the newer applicants but it wouldn’t hurt to take a look at these prior to starting your next grant application.

The Mission of the CSR is to organize the peer review groups that evaluate the majority of grant applications submitted to NIH. These groups include experienced and respected researchers from across the country and abroad. Since 1946, CSR’s mission has been to see that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely reviews—free from inappropriate influences—so NIH can fund the most promising research. CSR also receives all incoming applications and assigns them to the NIH institutes and centers that fund grants.

For more information, go to CSR’s website.