NIH Panel Unveils Big Ideas for Revamping Peer Review and Grant Making

A committee studying ways to improve peer review and grant making at the National Institutes of Health called for major changes on Friday. They include slashing the length of grant applications and placing more weight in grant reviews on the scientific effects of the proposed research.

The working group, created by the advisory committee to NIH director Elias A. Zerhouni, also suggested providing more grants