Abdoul H, Perrey C, Amiel P, Tubach F, Gottot S, Durand Zaleski I, Alberti C. Peer review of Grant Application: Criteria Used and Qualitative Study of Reviewer Practices, PloS One. 2012 sept 28; 7(9): e46054.
Peer review of grant applications has been criticized as lacking reliability. Studies showing poor agreement among reviewers supported this possibility but usually focused on reviewers’ scores and failed to investigate reasons for disagreement. Here, our goal was to determine how reviewers rate applications, by investigating reviewer practices and grant assessment criteria.