Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Brian Jacob quoted in story on accuracy of peer reviews of NIH grants

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Brian Jacob is quoted in a story in The Scientist about an analysis published in Science of the peer-review scoring system used to select grants by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The analysis found that the system is an accurate predictor of the success an impact of the proposed research. Jacob noted that the analysis “illustrate[s] the ability of the NIH reviewers to identify which projects are going to be the most promising. It would have been a little worrying if they weren’t getting it right.” Read the story in The Scientist here. The paper in Science can be accessed here.

Brian Jacob is Professor, School of Education; Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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