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.
Burnet Institute and University of Technology Sydney
The Australian National University
Queensland University of Technology
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne and University of Oxford
The University of Queensland
The University of Tasmania