Researchers: Peer Review System for Awarding NIH Grants Is Flawed

Researchers: Peer Review System for Awarding NIH Grants Is Flawed

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--Funding mechanism no better than random for choosing projects that will produce most-cited science, analysis suggests

The mechanism used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to allocate government research funds to scientists whose grants receive its top scores works essentially no better than distributing those dollars at random, new research suggests.

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