Peer Review Technologies Latest web and mobile tech improve efficiency of remote and in-person peer reviews

As business technology continues to develop and improve the efficiency and methods of conducting meetings, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education maintains a high level of proficiency at leveraging these technologies to manage peer reviews and scientific meetings for the U.S. Department of Energy and other government agencies. 

From completely virtual reviews to large in-person meetings that bring reviewers from across the country to a single location, the scope of the meetings ORISE supports can vary widely. In every case, ORISE staff provide technical support before, during, and after the event to ensure that meeting attendees can concentrate on their subject matter without technological distractions.

Technical support

  • Website development
  • Setup of e-commerce sites to collect registration fees and meal payments
  • CrowdCompass mobile app by CVent allows meeting attendees to enjoy a more interactive meeting experience by placing all of the meeting information on their mobile devices
  • Abstract collection, book development, and website publication
  • Attendee engagement
  • Nametags and onsite audio and visual support
  • Presentation coordination
  • Registration desk support
  • Facility oversight

Remote support

ORISE staff can support remote panel review, webinars, poster sessions, or other scientific meetings utilizing our software subscriptions or the customer’s preferred webinar software.

Peer reviewer accessing the PAMS system on a laptop

Portfolio Analysis and Management System

Access to the U.S. Department of Energy's grant management system

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science electronic grants management system is named the Portfolio Analysis and Management System—or PAMS for short. Reviewers supporting DOE’s Office of Science grant programs will use this system for participating in peer review and program evaluations.

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Peer reviewer accessing the peer review dashboard on a mobile device

Project Dashboard

Online resource provides secure, 24/7 peer review management

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Project Dashboard is a web-based resource that provides U.S. Department of Energy customers and other ORISE peer review sponsors with a secure, password-protected environment to access important information about current or upcoming meetings and reviews. The dashboard allows ORISE customers and sponsors to access information about event registration, travel arrangements, honoraria payments, facility options, and contract status. Project updates are made in real time and are available 24 hours a day.

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Peer reviewer accessing Peernet with a mobile device


A platform for streamlining and securing the scientific review process

PeerNet logoWhen conducting peer reviews, merit reviews, or grant reviews, ORISE may incorporate PeerNet, a web-based system for entering peer review scores and comments. PeerNet can be used to collect and report any evaluation data from multiple subject matter experts using common criteria and scoring methods helps review officials diligently monitor for conflict of interest and bias throughout the peer review process by giving them authorized read-only access to real-time data from the reviewers.

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