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NIH follows a dual step process in reviewing grant applications. The initial review is performed either by the Center for Scientific Review or NIH review groups that review and evaluate the scientific merit of research grant applications.

The second level of peer review is carried out by the NIH National Advisory Councils. These Councils are composed of scientists from the extramural research community and public representatives. The ECB module supports the second level of review.

The National Advisory Council generally performs the second level of review during one of three council periods each year. The three pre-defined “council periods” are referred to by the month in which the council meetings usually occur: January, May and October. There is an optional fourth council period in August.

Who can use the ECB?

The different ECB modules are designed for different target audiences:

This page last reviewed: March 12, 2008