Feb 042015
 

Our Scientific Review Officer at NIH recently sent some notices about the Feb study section meeting, and the email includes a link to the CSR Peer Review Notes. I found the post on “Top 10 Things Reviewers Should not Say in a Review” to be quite interesting. I agree with most of the points, except the last one on “fishing expedition”. It is true “well-designed exploratory or discovery research can provide a wealth of knowledge”, but that should not be called a fishing expedition. When reviewers comment that some application is a fishing expedition, it usually means that the applicant just asks for money to do a lot of expensive genomics experiments without any careful design or idea what they might find.

The Peer Review Notes seem to have other useful information, so is a great resource…