Skip to main content

Peer Review & Grants Management

Each year, organizations assign significant portions of their budgets to scientific research. In order to ensure funding goes to the research projects with the greatest potential to further their missions and serve the public good, these organizations often contract with ORAU to manage the process for reviewing research proposals.

ORAU’s peer review experts work with a diverse group of clients, providing peer review and grant management services. We partner with government agencies, private companies, and educational institutions.

With decades of experience in managing the highly competitive, unbiased technical review process, ORAU has developed the tools and the expertise that allow organizations to be confident that their funding is being directed toward projects with the greatest possible merit.

Experts participate in a peer review

Impact Areas

What we offer

  • Coordination of in-person and virtual peer reviews
  • Management of peer reviews using ORAU’s PeerNet or customer’s online review or grants management system
  • Identification of leading experts in any academic or professional discipline
  • Recruitment of the best-qualified experts to participate in peer reviews
  • Coordination of all logistics, travel, honoraria, and other arrangements for the expert panel
  • Scientific writing
  • Facilitation of reviews and meetings
  • Research services using databases, internet sources, publications, and interviews

The power of the patient voice in scientific peer review

The role of patient reviewers is critical to ensuring the patient voice is heard before a research proposal goes from laboratory bench to clinical practice. Patient reviewers share the potential impact, positive or negative, that a research proposal under consideration could have on people experiencing the condition in question.

Read more about the power of the patient voice

A female patient talks with a female doctor

Contact us

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