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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To provide peer reviewers standard review criteria, and possibly, initiative-specific review criteria, for judging an application's scientific and technical merit.
Reviewers give applications an overall impact/priority score after considering the following review criteria. An overall impact/priority score reflects their assessment of the likelihood of the project to exert a sustained, powerful influence on its field. Investigator-initiated R01 funding opportunities typically use the standard NIH review criteria only.
Other types of investigator-initiated applications (e.g., P01, R21, R34, and U01) and initiatives (e.g., requests for applications (RFA) and program announcement with special receipt, referral and/or review considerations (PAR)) may include additional review criteria in the funding opportunity announcement. These additional criteria should be incorporated into the five core criteria so they can be captured in the Commons.
Investigator-Initiated Review Criteria
Reviewers will also assess the following items in determining an overall impact/priority score:
For more information, see the SF 424 Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions.
Applicants with review questions should contact the scientific review officer. For NIAID, see the Scientific Review Program contacts.
For general information, Contact for NIAID Staff
For initiative development, Contact for NIAID Staff
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Last Updated January 12, 2016
Last Reviewed January 12, 2016