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NIH Center for Scientific Review Offers Challenge Competitions to Reduce Bias in Peer Review

The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is issuing two Challenges for ideas to detect potential bias in peer review and ideas to strengthen reviewer training to enhance impartiality and fairness in the review of grant applications.

The first challenge solicits new methods to detect bias in peer review, while the second challenge seeks strategies to strengthen fairness and impartiality in peer review. 

Submissions for each challenge will be accepted from May 5, 2014 through 11:59PM ET, June 30, 2014. First ($10,000) and second ($5,000) prizes will be awarded for each challenge.

For more information, please visit the NIH CSR website for the Peer Review Challenge.

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