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Time to Evaluate the Bicameral Review Version of Grant Peer Review

Posted by forsdyke on 22 Oct 2014 at 02:10 GMT

The impression that earlier researchers were mere 'dilettanti,' is consistent with John Ioannidis' citing mainly 21st century texts. Some aspects of the vast literature on the topics he so cogently discusses, extending way back into the 19th century and beyond, are considered in my book "Tomorrow's Cures Today? How to Reform the Health Research System" (Harwood Academic, 2000). The present disaster, with NIH funding success rates at 15% or less, was predicted decades ago. As far as I am aware, the funding agencies were not prepared to experiment with my proposed 'bicameral review' modification of the conventional peer-review process (for details please see http://post.queensu.ca/~f...). It is hoped that the author will consider this in his future writings.

Competing interests declared: Although not my intention, my comment cannot help but advertise my book, in which I have a financial interest.