ORISE Business Areas

Scientific Peer Reviews

Science Education Programs

Occupational Exposure and Worker Studies

Professional and Technical Training

Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

National Security and Emergency Management

Worker and Public Health Communication

Other Business Areas


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Scientific Per Review

Through a proven and respected peer and merit review process, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) helps the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other state and federal agencies ensure their research goals are met and their research dollars are well spent.

ORISE recruits and provides top scientific and technical experts that offer independent and objective evaluation of scientific information related to:

Our effective use of technology, specifically our PeerNet system, which is our own award-winning scoring database, streamlines the review process while ensuring its integrity. PeerNet offers immediate results through real-time access to ongoing evaluations, as well as documentation and reporting capabilities.

Through planning, organizing, and conducting these independent scientific evaluations, ORISE:

Learn more about our process and capabilities:

Plan the Review
ORISE works carefully to develop a custom peer review process that meets the specific needs of each sponsor.

Identify the Experts
ORISE uses established professional networks to ensure qualified reviewers are selected based on sponsor requirements and preferences.

Conduct the Peer Review
Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the peer review process, ORISE provides a number of peer review formats to best fit sponsor needs.

Manage the Information
Whether the review is large or small, ORISE manages the review process through PeerNet, our benchmark software program dedicated to smoothly and efficiently expediting the peer review process.

Implement Improvements
ORISE works with our sponsors to determine opportunities for continuous improvement based on the results of peer review evaluation.

For more information

Mike Wetzel
Director, Scientific and Technical Resource Integration



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