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Web Date: May 16, 2012

Maintaining Merit Review

Policy: International science summit highlights importance of merit review
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: merit review, peer review, international policy, global research council, NSF

In a groundbreaking meeting last week, science policy leaders from 44 countries gathered outside Washington, D.C., to endorse a set of fundamental principles underlying merit review.

The two-day Global Summit on Merit Review, hosted by the National Science Foundation, affirmed the importance of merit review to science worldwide. Merit review—supporting research strictly based on its scientific merit, rather than other considerations—is a fundamental tenet of science funding . . .

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