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Peer Review at AHRQ


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has one chartered Health Services Research Initial Review Group (IRG) responsible for the peer review of grant applications submitted for study section review. This IRG is comprised of five subcommittees or study sections, each with a particular emphasis around which peer reviewer expertise is assembled. Descriptions of these study sections and links to their rosters follows.


Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Reviews R01/R18 and R03 (small grant) applications related to the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care, including clinical outcomes studies, as well as studies to develop/test quality measures, methods, tools and indicators.

Health Care Research Training (HCRT) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Reviews the following application types for research training and career development:

Health Care Technology and Decision Sciences (HCTDS) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Reviews R01/R18 and R03 (small grant) applications on the development, application and evaluation of technologies relevant to health care, including analyses of their cost effectiveness. Applications concerned with the science of decisionmaking also are assigned here.

Health Systems Research (HSR) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Reviews R01/R18 and R03 (small grant) applications addressing the organization and functioning of the health care system, including topics of access, cost, financing arrangements, market aspects and workforce conditions.

Health Research Dissemination and Implementation (HRDI) Study Section
(Select for Roster)
Reviews R01/R18 and R03 (small grant) applications concerned with dissemination and implementation of findings, products, evidence-based reports, and information products. Projects involving general behavior change, such as professional and consumer education interventions, are assigned to this study section.

Current as of June 2001


Internet Citation:

Peer Review at AHRQ. June 2001. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/peerrev/peerrev.htm


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