April 6, 1994
Challenge to Peer Review
Lawsuit against NSF could jeopardize confidentiality of federal grant process
Washington, D.C. -- A federal district court here will soon hear a case that could lead to sweeping changes in how the government reviews researchers' grant applications.
A Maryland couple is suing the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology after each agency turned them down for grants to study the usefulness of a device that the couple says tests the stability of soil in earthquake-prone areas. The pair is suing the agencies for refusing to