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ORAU streamlines the scientific peer review process to ensure the best use of research funding

Through a proven and respected peer and merit review process, we help our customers make informed decisions on how best to invest their research dollars.

Our effective peer review management program provides decision makers with independent perspectives from experts who are knowledgeable in the subject area being reviewed. These experts submit rankings and qualitative reviews that can be used in judging research proposals with the highest technical merit.

ORAU peer review capabilities support government allocation of and accountability for hundreds of millions in research funding in science, energy, supercomputing, homeland security and other fields.

Providing DOE’s Office of Science with peer review support for major research programs

Through the ORISE contract, ORAU peer review specialists have provided long-standing support for DOE-SC programs in energy sciences, advanced computing research, and biological and environmental research. In FY16, for six specific DOE-SC program offices (see chart below), ORAU peer review specialists supported dozens of reviews totaling more than $222 million in potential federal funding awards. ORAU-led peer reviews have also helped facilitate $18 million in funding opportunities in FY16 for the DOE-SC Early Career Research Program, which supports the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. Additionally, ORAU peer review has supported the allocation of 5.78 billion processor hours at Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories through the DOE Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program.