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Peer Review of Grant Applications: A Simple Method to Identify Proposals with Discordant Reviews
Published: Monday, November 14, 2011
Author: Bruno Giraudeau et al.

by Bruno Giraudeau, Clémence Leyrat, Amélie Le Gouge, Julie Léger, Agnès Caille

Grant proposals submitted for funding are usually selected by a peer-review rating process. Some proposals may result in discordant peer-review ratings and therefore require discussion by the selection committee members. The issue is which peer-review ratings are considered as discordant. We propose a simple method to identify such proposals. Our approach is based on the intraclass correlation coefficient, which is usually used in assessing agreement in studies with continuous ratings.