CIHR Project: SPARC Internal Review

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SPARC Internal Peer Review (IR) aims to increase the competitiveness of UBC submissions to CIHR by providing rigorous scientific peer review and targeted feedback to applicants. To provide flexibility and to accommodate a larger intake of proposals for the upcoming Project Grant competition, SPARC will offer multiple peer review meeting dates (TBD).

To participate, Principal Applicants (i.e. faculty members) will need to complete an online registration form and select their 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 of the other members of 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 originating from the face-to-face discussions (30min per proposal). The written reviews must be submitted to Stephane Dragon via email the day prior to the review meeting.


Posted: Aug 23, 2016