(21 Oct 2019) The Grant Review In Focus report — based on a survey of 4,700 researchers worldwide — also found that recognition is an important incentive for reviewers. More than half said that they are more likely to agree to review grant applications if funders acknowledge their efforts.
The report was produced by Publons, a website that helps researchers to keep track of their peer-review contributions. Last year, the group conducted a similar study on the peer review of papers submitted to academic journals.
The latest findings, released on 10 October, suggest that most researchers are generally happy with how grant review works, but that there is room for improvement.
Read the full report from Nature Index here.