Peer Review Project

There's an online survey, Writedit reports, from the University of North Texas' Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity asking: "What is the best way to incorporate societal impacts considerations into the grant proposal peer review process?" The project, called the Comparative Assessment of Peer Review, is funded by the National Science Foundation to study peer review at three US agencies — NSF, the National Institutes of Health,

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