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A platform for streamlining and securing the scientific review process

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In a world of high speed, data driven results, a streamlined proposal collection, peer review, and award management process is critical in ensuring that the highest quality proposals are funded and supported through completion. PeerNet can be used to collect and report any evaluation data from multiple subject matter experts using common criteria and scoring methods helps review officials diligently monitor for conflicts of interest and bias throughout the peer review process by giving them authorized read-only access to real-time data from the reviewers.

PeerNet serves as a leading online peer review management tool, utilized for more than 1,100 evaluations and reviews. 

PeerNet is specifically designed to facilitate effective peer reviews by using ORAU’s proprietary and easy-to-navigate online portal. Short for Proposal Evaluation and Electronic Review Network, PeerNet is a structured system where:

  • Data are delivered quickly to inform decision making.
  • Review scores and comments from multiple subject matter experts are entered.
  • Common criteria and scoring methods allow for apples-to-apples comparisons.

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Key Features

PeerNet is continuously updated with new features designed to improve peer review efficiency. Some of our latest enhancements include:

  • Proposal Collection – This feature allows program leads to customize proposal submission criteria and seamlessly, electronically collect submitted proposals and associated documents from principal investigators. 
  • Reviewer Portal – This feature allows reviewers and peer review support staff to securely exchange documents and information.
  • Contributor Assistance – This feature allows principal investigators to identify, assign, and grant permissions to individuals providing assistance in the proposal writing process.

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Impact Areas

With PeerNet, users can trust that their review is…

  • Secure
  • Confidential
  • Customizable
  • Flexible with real-time reporting
  • Accessible
  • Mobile optimized
  • Intuitive
  • Section 508 compliant
  • Actively capturing conflicts of interest
  • Sustained with the latest technical enhancements
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Contact us

For information about ORAU’s peer review and grants management capabilities, contact