Peer Review Practices for Evaluating Biomedical Research Grants

Published: July 06, 2017

  • In the US, federal funding agencies and foundations collectively distribute billions of dollars annually to support biomedical research.
  • The biomedical research enterprise depends on the fair and objective peer review of research grants.
  • The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Peer Review Subcommittee was charged with establishing the highest standards for peer review; this statement presents the standards.