Recommendations for Reviewers of Biomedical Imaging Grant Applications

Mark D. Pagel

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This commentary provides recommendations about how to interpret procedures and scoring criteria when reviewing grant applications and how to efficiently perform reviews. This guidance is especially designed for new grant reviewers and especially for reviewers of biomedical imaging grant applications. Recommendations are included about how to start the review process; how to review the Specific Aims page; how to consider Significance, Investigators, Innovation, Research Approach, and Environment; how to improve interactions at the review meeting; and other aspects of the review process. These recommendations are intended to improve the quality of the review process, which ultimately depends on the quality of the reviewers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-619
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Imaging and Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 15 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Grant review process
  • Imaging grant applications
  • Reviewer training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research


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