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NCRR's Division of Biomedical Technology supports research to develop innovative technologies and helps make them accessible to the biomedical research community.

NCRR's Division of Research Infrastructure supports programs to enhance the competitiveness of investigators in underserved states and institutions and also provides funding to build, expand, remodel, or renovate research facilities throughout the nation.

NCRR's Division of Comparative Medicine helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities.

NCRR's Division for Clinical Research Resources provides funding to biomedical research institutions to establish and maintain specialized clinical research facilities and clinical-grade biomaterials that enable clinical and patient-oriented research.

NCRR's Science Education Partnership Awards are designed to improve life science literacy throughout the nation.

Application Review

The NIH peer review system for grant applications is federally regulated—see 42 CFR Part 52h (67KB PDF, requires free Acrobat Readerexternal link, opens in new window)—and is based on two sequential levels of review, referred to as the "dual review system." The first level of review is conducted by panels of expert consultants established according to scientific disciplines, current research areas, or other appropriate expertise as needed. The primary purpose of a peer review panel is to evaluate the scientific and technical merit of grant applications. The second level of review is conducted by National Advisory Boards or Councils composed of both scientific and lay representatives. At NCRR, this second level of review is performed by the National Advisory Research Resources Council. For a detailed explanation of the NIH review process, see the NIH OER: Peer-Review Policy and Issuesexternal link, opens in new window Web page.

Review Committee Rosters & Meeting Dates

Information about NCRR study sections including membership rosters, meeting dates, and meeting rosters can be found on the pages listed below. (Note: rosters are posted when available and are subject to change until the meeting date.)

For more information, see the NIH Scientific Review Group (SRG) Roster Indexexternal link, opens in new window.

Contact Information

For more information about NCRR grant application review, please contact:

Office of Review
National Center for Research Resources
National Institutes of Health
One Democracy Plaza, Room 1063
6701 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 4874
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4874 (20817 for express mail)
Telephone: 301-435-0811
Fax: 301-480-3660

To locate a specific person in the Office of Review, please consult the NCRR staff directory.

Appealing Scientific Review of a Grant Application

If you have specific concerns about the review of your application, you are encouraged to contact your program official as soon as possible to discuss your options and obtain advice. After such discussion, you may choose to submit a written appeal. Your appeal should be received for consideration by the NCRR at least 10 working days before the meeting at which your proposal will be reviewed. This procedure is described in NIH Guide notice 97-232external link, opens in new window, Appeals of Initial Scientific Peer Review.

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