Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scripps' Loring on CIRM Grant Petitions

Jeanne Loring, director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute, filed a comment today that shed some additional light on the nine petitions that are seeking to overturn negative decisions on their grant applications.

Loring, who has served on grant review committees with the NIH, said,
“I don't think the intention of any of the petitioners was to subvert the review system. Grant applicants who are used to the NIH system expect to have a chance to revise and resubmit their applications in response to the reviewers' critiques.”
Loring, one of the nine petitioners, was reacting to an anonymous comment that the appeals were “undermining the review process and challenging the authority of the reviewers.”

You can read her full comment at the end of the “CIRM Challenged” item.

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