Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 11–17 | Cite as

Peer review: Selecting the best science

  • Wendy Baldwin
  • Belinda Seto


The major challenge facing today’s biomedical researchers is the increasing competition for available funds. The competitive review process, through which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards grants, is built upon review by a committee of expert scientists. The NIH is firmly committed to ensuring that its peer review system is fair and objective.


peer review conflicts of interest confidentiality funding decisions 


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  1. 1.
    NIH internal communication, January 12, 1995.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol 21, Number 43, November 27, 1992.Google Scholar

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© Opragen Publications 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Baldwin
    • 1
  • Belinda Seto
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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