Peer Review Planning
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) begins the peer review planning process by analyzing the purpose of the funds to be distributed. Because each agency’s needs are different, ORISE then designs and manages a flexible, scientific peer review process that can be modified based on a sponsor’s regulatory, policy and operational requirements.
ORISE’s existing tools and systems, and knowledge of reviewing proposals from a government agency perspective, are helping to promote the quality and credibility of scientific information and funded research. ORISE’s peer review planning process ensures each objective review is completed on schedule, within budget and with a high degree of process integrity.
Once a review is completed, ORISE prepares reports of the technical evaluations, which are delivered to the sponsor in a timely manner.
Some examples of current ORISE scientific review models include:
- Implementation of a sponsor’s existing peer review protocols to evaluate the technical merit of each research proposal
- Design and management of an independent review program of research and development proposals for agencies that do not have established review protocols
- Design and management of programs to evaluate in-process and completed projects to provide recommendations on whether to continue funding
- Coordination of reviews related to the scientific assessment of documents in order to ensure feasibility and technical merit before releasing results to the public
- Best Practices in Peer Review Assure Quality, Value, Objectivity (PDF, 330KB)
Journal of the National Grants Management Association