Presentations from peer review and grant funding: from evidence to practice

Prof Philip Clarke recently organised a one-day workshop at the University of Melbourne to focus on ways to improve peer review of research grants. In collaboration with researchers from QUT, Prof Clarke has conducted a number of studies into aspects of peer-review, including: a randomised experiment to examine its reliability; and ways to improve it.

The forum brought together researchers from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives to debate ways to make changes to the system of peer review. The forum also involved Professor Anne Kelso, the CEO of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The NHMRC which is Australia’s largest research funding body, is currently examining ways to improve its own peer review processes. A demonstration of how evidence can be translated into practice.

The forum in tweets can be found here.

Prof Clarke’s presentation

Other Presentations

Dr Steven Wooding, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge – video presentation

Jonathan O'Donnell, the Research Whisperer, The cruel world of funding peer review