Peer Reviewers, Advisory Committee Members, and Feedback on a Grant Review Process Are Being Requested by the NIH, US EPA, and US OSHA

By James Luyendyk posted 01-05-2023 11:57


In this roundup of calls for expertise, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is looking for individuals to serve as peer reviewers on two draft documents while the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (US OSHA) needs nominations for an advisory committee. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) also is looking for feedback on a revision to its grant review framework

US EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

The US EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) is seeking nominations for peer reviewers for two draft documents: “Draft Proposed Principles of Cumulative Risk Assessment Under the Toxic Substances Control Act” and “Draft Proposed Approach for Cumulative Risk Assessment of High-Priority Phthalates and a Manufacturer Requested Phthalate Under the Toxic Substance Control Act.” Nominations are due January 20, 2023. Reviewer comments are expected to be delivered to the SACC in late February, and the US EPA has announced that a meeting will be held May 8–11 to review the drafts after the public comment period. For more information, review the Federal Register announcement.

US OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

The US OSHA is accepting nominations for its National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The role of this advisory committee is “to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.” Nominations are due February 2, 2023. For more information, view the Federal Register announcement.

NIH Request for Information on Proposed Simplified Review Framework for NIH Research Project Grant Applications

The NIH has issued a request for information on a proposed revised framework for evaluating and scoring peer review criteria for NIH research project grant applications. The revisions are focused on reorganizing the regulatory criteria and non-score driving review considerations. Comments on this revised framework are due March 10, 2023. For more information, review the NIH request for information announcement.