US National Institutes of Health updates peer review system

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:336
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The peer review system governing grant applications to the US National Institutes of Health is set to be updated over the next two years, with the aim of encouraging more innovative research.

    A report published last week by a panel chaired by Dr Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences, recommended changes to take advantage of opportunities in biomedical research and to keep pace with new research methods (Science 1999;285:666-7). Dr Keith Yamamoto, chairman of the …

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