NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has launched two America COMPETES Act challenges to help identify new methods to detect bias in peer review and strategies to strengthen fairness and impartiality in peer review.
NIH will award a first place ($10,000) and a second place ($5,000) prize in both competitions. The contests close June 30, 2014, and winners will be announced September 2. Details on the rules and submission procedures for these two challenges are on the CSR Challenge website.
In addition to the competition, a complementary set of initiatives will allow NIH to look at the problem from multiple angles.