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Oct 24

Become a National Institute of Health Services Research (NIHR) Reviewer

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NIHR are inviting applications from academics, clinicians, practitioners, public health professionals and also from members of the public, patients and carers to become an NIHR reviewer. The NIHR reviewer community plays a vital part in maintaining and improving the quality of programmes’ projects and outputs. As a reviewer you can make a significant contribution to …

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Status update

Part of the independent review of peer review commissioned by EPSRC includes a community survey to enable individual members of the community to input their views. The online questionnaire is now open as of today until 30th September. As Adam Golberg commented on Twitter: “meta peer review!”

Status update

Tomorrow (13/9/2013) is the last opportunity for Early Career Researchers in English to book onto AHRC’s Peer Review College Workshop which will take place in London on 8th November. Participants will find out more about peer review in the AHRC and learn some top tips for applications from members of the Peer Review College.

May 17

NIHR – Call for Panel and Board Members


The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)  currently have opportunities for  professional contributors on a number of  advisory groups: Panel and Board Members Panel Chairs The NIHR commissions and funds NHS, social care and public health research that is essential for delivering our responsibilities in public, health and personal social services. Becoming a Panel or Board …

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Mar 08

AHRC Peer Review: Make It Work For You *Live*

Peer Review Monster by Gideon Burton CC BY-SA 2.0

The AHRC is hosting the second of its two peer review events today at RIBA in London to support best practice in writing and reviewing grant applications. Topics covered include: What makes a successful grant application to the AHRC? Insights into other HEIs’ internal peer review processes How does the AHRC Peer Review College assess …

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Feb 19

EPSRC Chairman on National Importance and Research Plans

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Recently appointed EPSRC Chairman, Dr Paul Golby, has announced two independent reviews into strategic advice used by EPSRC and the peer review process. This follows time spent last summer consulting with the research community on some of their key concerns. On National Importance, Golby has said that “clearer guidance has been introduced to remove the …

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Jun 11

NERC to make Peer Review College membership compulsory

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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) last week announced its intention to strengthen its Peer Review College membership by making it a condition of all funded research grants submitted to closing dates on or after 1st July 2012: “The Principal Investigator is required to consent to membership of the NERC Peer Review College, if a …

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May 29

BBSRC – Pool of Experts – New Members Required


The BBSRC Pool of Experts was established in 2008 to ensure that BBSRC retains the appropriate expertise to assess the applications it receives. The membership of the Pool of Experts is under constant review to ensure that it remains flexible and able to respond to emerging science areas. BBSRC has identified a number of vacancies …

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Mar 29

EPSRC Updates: Research Portfolio, Fellowships, National Importance

up arrow by Tom Magliery

EPSRC yesterday released an announcement with a bonanza of updates covering: Shaping Capability; Fellowships; National Importance and Peer Review; and changes to the Panel process. Shaping Capability You may recall that last month EPSRC released funding decisions for the second tranche of research areas in their Shaping Capability review. They have now completed reviewing all …

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Mar 21

New EPSRC Peer Review College

The Graduates by Sakeeb Sabakka

The EPSRC has recently announced a change in the way their Peer Review College works. Rather than invite applications for members for a fixed number of years, the College now invites members for an unlimited period. Members can step down at any time: EPSRC Peer Review College Announcement The EPSRC feels that this approach allows …

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