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Peer Review

Peer Review

CIRA's Peer Review Program is designed to enhance the quality of grant proposals, manuscripts, and research presentations written by CIRA affiliates by sharing them with a multidisciplinary group of colleagues for their critique and feedback. The spirit of our program is one of collegiality and respect; it is constructive rather than evaluative in nature. We encourage peer review at any stage of development, from a 2-3 page concept sheet to a penultimate draft.

Please submit your request for Peer Review 4 weeks prior to requested review date. Review materials are due:

  • Specific Aims: 5 days in advance of the review date
  • Grant Sections (i.e. approach, significance etc): 7 days in advance of the review date
  • Full Grant proposal: 14 days in advance of the review date
  • Sections of a paper (i.e. methods, tables, discussion etc): 7 days in advance of the review date
  • Full Manuscript: 10 days in advance of the review date
  • Concept paper: 5 days in advance of the review date
  • Conference Presentation: nothing due in advance
  • Conference Poster: 5 days in advance of the review date

Sessions are held at CIRA's Offices (135 College Street, Suite 200, New Haven CT) on Zoom, or via email and last around one hour. Reviews are typically led by a primary reviewer; whose role is to provide oral and written feedback on each proposal. This is followed by the other reviewers’ feedback and then we hold a group discussion.

The peer review process has multiple benefits: Researchers gain from practical advice on products. Also, they offer a rare opportunity for a cross-section of the entire CIRA community – scientists, staff, community representatives and post-doctoral fellows – to keep abreast of and discuss the very latest research, to forge additional, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and to expand and build on professional networks.

To request a Peer Review, please click here. For further information or questions, please contact Katie Doucet (katie.doucet@yale.edu).