NIH's Center for Scientific Review has sent out 2,500 invitations to join their "College of CSR Reviewers," notes Writedit. The college members will review NIH applications in their areas of expertise as part of the mail-in step of a two-stage review process. In total, they'll look at 12 applications a year for two years and will have two weeks in which to do the review. DrugMonkey also offers his two-cents' worth. "Feedback from those who sat on the second stage of the Transformative and Challenge reviews this summer sure wasn't all that positive ... but then CSR seems to frequently steam forward with great enthusiasm on changes where I can't seem to find anyone who is in favor of them," he writes.
Waiting at the Mailbox
Dec 24, 2009