Volume 90 Issue 21 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 21, 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—is a fundamental tenet of science funding in the U.S. and . . .

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