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Information For Reviewers

Reviewers can find process and policy resources that walk them chronologically through their review tasks, while scientific review officers can find the latest review guidelines and policy documents. Applicants can get a sense of the key elements reviewers are looking for in their grant applications.

What's New

  • Maintaining Security and Confidentiality in NIH Peer Review: Rules, Responsibilities and Possible Consequences NOT-OD-22-044 (December 2021)

  • Coronavirus Update for May 2022 Council Round (12/10/2021)

  • Pre-and-Post-Meeting COI Certification Changes in IAR (8/13/2018) Read More

  • Reminder: Plans To Eliminate Appendix Materials Related to Clinical Trials (1/12/2018) Read More

  • Revised Review Criteria for Career Development Award Applications Involving Clinical Trials (12/1/2017) Read More

  • New Review Criteria for NRSA Research Training Grant Applications Involving Research Experiences in Clinical Trials (10/6/2017) Read More

  • New Review Criteria for Research Project Applications Involving Clinical Trials (9/21/2017) Read More

  • Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts (August 17, 2017) Read More

  • Updated Appendix Policy Eliminates Clinical Trial-Related Materials for Applications Submitted to Due Dates on or After Jan. 25, 2018 (August 17, 2017) Read More

Guidelines, Critique Templates & Review Criteria

Guidelines & Review Criteria

Find reviewer guidance and resources for each type of grant program.