September 11, 2013

From NIH: Understanding Percentiling for Grant Applications

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Dr. Sally Rockey, posts in her Rock Talk blog how percentiles are configured for some grant applications. After receiving multiple hits from her posts on how percentiles relate to paylines and succcess rates, she defines what a percentile is and how the NIH uses them in regards to their grant applications.

Dr. Rockey also presents an example to show how, "Percentiling allows NIH institutes to compare applications even when different study sections have different scoring behaviors." She hopes her example will shed more light on how peer review works at NIH.

Click here to read the post.

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