Streamlining and securing the scientific review process
When conducting peer reviews, merit reviews, or grant reviews, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) incorporates 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.
The system has a proven record of meeting governmental cyber security requirements and helps ORISE manage reviewer confidentiality and sensitive information by providing a password-protected location for data to be entered and reviewed. It is also fully Section 508 compliant for users with disabilities. PeerNet 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. PeerNet receives regular technical enhancements to allow optimum performance for reviewers.