CIHR Project: Internal Review

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SPARC Internal Peer Review (IR) aims to increase the competitiveness of UBC submissions to CIHR by providing scientific and targeted peer feedback to applicants. To provide flexibility and to accommodate a large intake of proposals for the 2018 Fall Project Grant competition, SPARC will coordinate peer review meetings 2-3 weeks prior to the registration deadline

To participate, Principal Applicants (i.e. faculty members) will need to complete an online registration form and select a preferred meeting date. A near-complete draft proposal (i.e. ~10 page Research Proposal including Figures/ Tables) must then be submitted to Stephane Dragon via email one week prior to the meeting date. Participants will also need to submit written feedback for the proposals assigned to the small discussion group one day prior to the meeting.

Internal Review Panels: Following a structured 'applicant feedback' worksheet, members of a small discussion group (3-4) will assess each other's proposals in advance of a pre-scheduled meeting organized by SPARC. Each applicant will complete and receive 2-3 sets of written feedback in addition to verbal feeback at the face-to-face meeting (30min per proposal). The written reviews must be submitted to Stephane Dragon via email the day prior to the review meeting.


For the 2018 Spring Project competition, SPARC will coordinate Peer-to-Peer Review sessions to discuss peer feedback on the project concept and study design elements. See the P2P Review webpage for event and registration details.

Posted: Dec 22, 2017