The Peer Review Analysis Committee was established on 1 October 2020 under section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992, to advise the NHMRC CEO on aspects of the peer review process.

Members of the committee were selected based on the expertise required to analyse the statistical and procedural aspects of peer review and scoring grant applications. 

The Peer Review Analysis Committee will advise on issues such as:

  • The significance of divergence between scores of independent reviewers and the effect of divergent scores on outcomes 
  • Appropriate methods to identify and manage divergence
  • Methods for determining final scores for applications within a panel and for final ranked lists from multiple panels
  • Mechanisms to allow peer reviewers to calibrate their scores against those of other peer reviewers of the same grants
     

Chair,
Professor
Caroline
Homer

Burnet Institute and the University of Technology, Sydney 

Professor
Emily
Banks

The Australian National University

Professor
Adrian
Barnett

Queensland University of Technology

Professor
Tony
Blakely

The University of Melbourne

Professor
Tanya
Chikritzhs

Curtin University

Professor
Philip
Clarke

The University of Melbourne

Professor
Peter
Visscher

The University of Queensland

Professor
Tania
Winzenberg

University of Tasmania