March 02, 2011

From NIH Extramural Research: More Information for Understanding Impact Scores

The recent “Enhancing Peer Review” self-study process at NIH led to, among other things, the introduction of bulleted critiques and overall impact scores. A recurring theme in feedback to the agency was the desire for more information about the impact scores.

In light of this, reviewers have been asked to write a paragraph summarizing the factors that informed their overall impact score to supplement the bulleted critiques. This paragraph is included in the summary statements.

Another new initiative is a continuous review of the peer review process. You can see a report on the first round of surveys on the OER website.

For more information about NIH Extramural Research, please visit their Extramural Nexus page.

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